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Alcoa’s Preliminary Q2 Numbers Impacted By Coronavirus Woes

Alcoa’s Preliminary Q2 Numbers Impacted By Coronavirus Woes

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation released preliminary results for the year’s second quarter on Wednesday, showing stability and productivity despite challenges presented by the ongoing global pandemic. Alcoa’s preliminary revenue for the second quarter totaled between US$2,100 million and US$2,175 million, down...

Aluminum Association Calls On Trump Administration To Continue Section 232 Exemptions For Mexico And Canada

The Aluminum Association published an open letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser on Thursday seeking to convince the Trump Administration to continue excepting North American producers from Section 232 aluminium tariffs. The letter, which was signed by more than a dozen CEOs and other executive officers from companies all along the aluminium value chain, […]

Jack Hockema To Step Down As Kaiser Aluminum CEO

California semi-fabricated aluminium producer Kaiser Aluminum Corporation announced on Monday the coming transition in its executive leadership, as CEO Jack A. Hockema will transition out of the role at the end of next month. The firm said Harvey will be succeeded by Keith A. Harvey, stepping up from his role as President and Chief Operating […]

Debate Over Reinstatement Of Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Aluminium Heats Up As Implementation Of USMCA Approaches

The debate raged last week among aluminium industry movers and shakers regarding the propriety of reinstating Section 232 tariffs on imported aluminium into the United States after the final implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement at the beginning of next month. In comments before a Senate hearing on Wednesday, the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer […]

Jamaican Parliament Mulling Reintroduction Of Bauxite Levy

A Jamaican member of parliament has requested that the body consider re-instituting the levy on bauxite mining operations due to the damage done to areas around mining operations over the years. Manchester Southern Member of Parliament Michael Stewart submitted the resolution earlier this week to the Economy and Production Committee of Jamaica’s House of Representatives, […]

Aluminum Extruders Council Calls For End To Trump Section 232 Tariffs

The Aluminum Extruders Council yesterday called upon the Trump Administration to end Section 232 tariffs on imported aluminium, noting the damage the penalties they say were misapplied has done to the domestic aluminium industry. The AEC began by citing its optimism in the new tariffs. However, after over four dozen aluminium industry executives testified to […]