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ASI Certifies Aluminerie Alouette Plant For Sustainable Aluminium Production

ASI Certifies Aluminerie Alouette Plant For Sustainable Aluminium Production

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) announced yesterday the certification of Aluminerie Alouette’s operations in Sept-Îles, Quebec against its Performance Standard for responsible production of aluminium. ASI says the plant’s smelting, casthouse, and operational activities are covered by the certification. The plant has...

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Ball Corp Partners With Blue Ocean To Provide Aluminium Cups To Walmart and Sam’s Club

Colorado’s Ball Corporation announced on Monday a partnership with top omnichannel solutions provider Blue Ocean Innovative Solutions to introduce its infinitely recyclable aluminium beverage cup into Walmart and Sam’s Club locations throughout the United States. Debuted first in September last year, Ball Corporation’s aluminium cups are completely recyclable and can be recycled infinitely without any […]

U.S. Aluminium Beverage Can Makers Urge Trump Administration Against Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Imports

A quartet of North American aluminium beverage can trade groups sent an open letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthiser last week, seeking to convince the Trump Administration that a reimposition of Section 232 aluminium tariffs on aluminium imports from Canada would be extraordinarily detrimental to their constituents and U.S. consumers generally. The letter, which […]

USW Says Rumored Section 232 Tariffs On Canadian Aluminium Makes “Mockery” Of USMCA

One of the biggest metalworkers’ unions on the North American continent said late last week that the rumored imposition of tariffs on Canadian aluminium exports to the United States would make a “mockery” of the principles underlying the pending United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement while failing to address the true source of the aluminium sector’s woes. In […]

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 […]