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Century Aluminum’s Losses Deepen In First Quarter

Century Aluminum’s Losses Deepen In First Quarter

Chicago-based aluminium smelter Century Aluminum released production and financial results for the year’s first quarter earlier this week. In the year’s first quarter Century shipped 195,697 metric tons of product, greater by 757 thousand metric tons on the year. Net sales rose...

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Century And USW Reach Five-Year Labor Deal At Hawesville Aluminium Smelter

American smelter Century Aluminum announced yesterday an agreement with the labor force at its Hawesville, Kentucky smelter that will govern the relationship between the two parties for the next five years. In a press release, subsidiary Century Aluminum of Kentucky General Partnership and United Steelworkers Local 9423 agreed to the five-year plan on Friday. Specifics […]

Alcoa Turns In Strong Numbers Across The Board For The Year’s Opening Quarter

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation released results for the year’s first quarter last week. The firm turned in the best financial quarter in three years through the first three months. In the year’s first quarter Alcoa generated a net income of US$175 million, reversing the prior quarter’s net loss of US$49 million. Adjusted net income […]

Aluminum Association Urges Biden Administration To Continue Protecting Domestic Producers Against Unfair Competition From Abroad

Aluminium sector trade group Aluminum Association released a new policy brief last week that it says the United States government must implement in order to ensure that the American aluminium industry remains competitive with global producers. The brief, entitled “A Trade Policy Framework for the U.S. Aluminum Industry,” suggested several policy directions for the Biden […]

GM Testing Out New Tech For Aluminium-Based EV Batteries

American automaker General Motors Co said last week that it is testing out a variety of new technologies to cut costs of electric vehicles, including increasing the use of aluminium and aluminium alloys. While speaking to an investor conference on Wednesday, GM President Mark Reuss said the firm continues to explore various technology solutions for […]