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Lockout Ends At Aluminerie de Bécancour With Labor Vote To Accept Alcoa Contract Offer

Lockout Ends At Aluminerie de Bécancour With Labor Vote To Accept Alcoa Contract Offer

A months-long lockout and curtailment at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) in Quebec is over after a vote on Tuesday by locked-out laborers to accept a new contract offer from Alcoa Corporation. Members of the local chapter of United Steelworkers voted in...

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Alcoa Submits Final Contract Offer To Aluminerie de Bécancour Laborers

Alcoa Corporation tendered what it describes as its final offer to striking employees at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) smelter in Québec, Canada on Wednesday in hopes of bringing an 18-month dispute with hourly employees at the plant to an end. The company did not delve into specifics of the offer it tendered to United […]

U.S. Commerce Department Grants Tariff Waiver For Specialty Japanese Aluminium

A request from California electric automaker Tesla Inc to the U.S. Commerce Department to waive 10-percent tariffs on imported aluminium from Japan was approved earlier this month, allowing the company to continue using the metal for battery cells at the Gigafactory in Nevada. According to documents posted two months ago, the Commerce Department acted upon […]

Canada’s Government To Invest C$10 Million In Expansion Of Alcoa Aluminerie de Deschambault

Following up on a promise to help shield the dominion’s aluminium industry from recent instability, the Canadian government announced a major funding grant for Alcoa’s Deschambault Aluminerie earlier this week. Speaking on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos revealed on […]

U.S. Commerce Department Debuts New Web Portal For Section 232 Exclusion Requests

The United States Commerce Department yesterday launched an online portal for receiving product-specific exclusion requests for aluminium and steel products currently subject to the Trump Administration’s Section 232 tariffs. The site, dubbed “Section 232 Exclusion Portal,” will supersede the Department’s site at regulations.gov for receiving request, objections, rebuttals, and other motions relevant to the aluminium […]

Heidi Brock To Step Down As Head Of Aluminum Association

United States aluminium trade group Aluminum Association will soon go forward with new leadership at the helm, as the organization announced earlier this week that President and CEO Heidi Brock will leave later this year. The Association did not specify a date certain for Brock’s departure, but it did confirm that the board of directors […]