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Missouri House of Reps Passes Bill to Grant Noranda Discounts on Electricity

Missouri House of Reps Passes Bill to Grant Noranda Discounts on Electricity

The Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow Noranda Aluminum to purchase power at discounted rates from Ameren Missouri. House Bill 2689 passed the lower house with a 142-2 vote. It was read in the Senate on Monday...


Alcoa Seals Bauxite Supply Contracts Worth US$350 MM

American aluminium supplier Alcoa announced Wednesday that Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC), a joint venture between Alcoa and Alumina Limited of Australia, signed several bauxite supply contracts valued in the aggregate at US$350 million over the coming two years. The firm says the contracts will have them supplying customers in China, Europe, and Brazil […]

Alcoa Lands 3D Printing Contract with Airbus

Aluminium major Alcoa announced today that it has reached an agreement with France’s Airbus SAS to print three-dimensional printed titanium fuselage and engine pylon components. According to the news release, Alcoa expects to ship the first parts under this contract later this year. Further details of the agreement were not disclosed by the company. “We […]

Sachin Satpute Named Senior VP of Novelis

Aluminium rolling and recycling firm Novelis announced last week that Sachin Satpute has been nominated to the position of Senior Vice President, Novelis Inc. and President, Novelis Asia, effective June 1, 2016. Satpute is a veteran of the aluminium industry, having almost three decades of experience in the field. He was most previously Chief Marketing […]

Anheuser-Busch Breaks Ground on New Aluminium Bottle Plant

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott (R) attended the groundbreaking of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV’s new US$175 million aluminium bottle line at its subsidiary’s Metal Container Corporation (MCC) facility in Jacksonville on Thursday. The line is part of the Dutch company’s US$175 million investment in the Jacksonville area. “Manufacturers like Anheuser-Busch are incredibly important to our state, and […]