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APAA Calls Upon Biden To Maintain Section 232 Aluminium Tariffs

APAA Calls Upon Biden To Maintain Section 232 Aluminium Tariffs

Last week the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA) welcomed President-Elect Joe Biden to office and called upon him to leave untouched President Donald Trump’s protections for the industry from overseas aluminium producers. In the open letter, the APAA pledged to work with...


JW Aluminum Shutters Williamsport Plant

American flat-rolled aluminium producer JW Aluminum announced the closure of their plant in Williamsport, Pennsylvania by month’s end. The firm said it was seeking buyers for the plant, but at the moment the plant will shutter its operations. Stan Brant, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of JW Aluminum, elaborated on the decision in a related press […]

Strike At Constellium Aluminium Can Recycling Plant In Alabama Continues

A strike is currently underway at Constellium’s aluminium used beverage containers (UBCs) consuming mill in Muscle Shoals. According to a press release, about 200 members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 200 walked off the job on December 15 due to an inability of management and labor to come to an accord on a contract at […]

Rio Tinto To Add US$8.4 Million Remelt Furnace For Reycled Aluminium In Quebec Plant

Anglo-Australian metals titan Rio Tinto Group announced a plan to increase the capacity of the recycling operations at Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, in order to offer more low-carbon and recycled aluminium to rolled aluminium buyers in North America. The US$8.4 million project will consist largely of the installation of a new remelt furnace in the Laterrière Plant’s […]

Century Aluminum Strikes Accord With Santee Cooper Over Mt. Holly’s Power Supply

Century Aluminum has come to an agreement with the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) on powering the Mt. Holly aluminium smelter, ending a long and heated fight between the two entities over where the plant is allowed to purchase its electricity. In a press release yesterday Century said the three-year contract has Santee […]