North America

Negotiations Continue Between Rio Tinto And Labor Union At BC Works Aluminium Smelter

Negotiations Continue Between Rio Tinto And Labor Union At BC Works Aluminium Smelter

Negotiators for Rio Tinto Group and Unifor Local 2301 plan to strike up talks again next week over the prospect of a new collective agreement in hopes that it will end the strike that has now gone on for a month. The...

Events

KPS Capital Buys Aluminium Extruders Metra And Profile

KPS Capital Partners, LP announced this week the completion of its acquisition of extruded aluminium firms Metra Holding S.p.A., Metra S.p.A., and Profile Custom Extrusions, LLC. KPS said in a press release that it intends to merge Metra and Profile into a single entity that will operate in both Europe and North America. Metra specializes […]

Norsk Hydro Inks Agreement On Aluminium Recycling Plant In SW Michigan

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro ASA announced that its subsidiary Hydro Aluminium Metal has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to build a new US$120-million aluminium recycling plant in southwest Michigan. The firm said in a press release that the plant will convert aluminium scrap into aluminium ingot for use in the automotive, transportation, and […]

ELYSIS Breaks Ground On Commercial Prototype Of Inert Anode Cells At Quebec Aluminium Plant

Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto Group joint venture ELYSIS commenced construction of its first commercial-scale prototype cells utilizing inert anode technology in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec this week. The prototype cells now under construction will utilize an electrical current of 450 kA, which is comparable to potlines at major aluminium smelters around the world. However, instead of […]