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Breakthrough Between U.S. And Canada On Aluminium And Steel Tariffs  Within Sight: Sen. Grassley

Breakthrough Between U.S. And Canada On Aluminium And Steel Tariffs Within Sight: Sen. Grassley

More signs of a breakthrough on Section 232 aluminium and steel tariffs between the United States and Canadian government emerged this week after comments from both governments reflected a renewed commitment to settling the issue in the near future. Republican Senator Chuck...


BRP Acquires Majority Stake In Australian Aluminium Boatmaker Telwater

Canadian powersports vehicle and propulsion manufacturer Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) announced last week the acquisition of 80 percent of the outstanding stock in Australian aluminium boat and trailer manufacturer Telwater Pty, Ltd. Though no financial details were provided, BRP said that Telwater’s current owner and managing director Paul Phelan will continue as a part […]

Planned Braidy Aluminium Rolling Mill Enters Collaboration Agreement With BMW

Braidy Industries’ planned US$1.7-billion aluminium rolling mill will include a collaboration with BMW AG to qualify and supply 5xxx and 6xxx aluminium alloy sheet to the German automaker. In an email to S&P Global Platts last week, Braidy said the mill, which will feature a nameplate capacity of 300 thousand metric tons per year upon […]

Sapa Settles U.S. Government Allegations Of Falsifying Certifications For Aluminium Extrusions Supplied To NASA

Norsk Hydro ASA’s subsidiary Sapa Profiles settled with the U.S. Department of Justice last week over claims that it falsified scores of certifications for aluminium extrusions provided to NASA over a period of almost two decades. According to Federal prosecutors, Hydro Extrusion Portland, Inc., formerly known as Sapa Profiles Inc. (SPI), and its corporate parent, […]

Hawesville Restart Yields Four-Percent Rise in Century Aluminum’s Q1 Shipments

American aluminium smelter Century Aluminum released production and financial results for the year’s opening quarter earlier this week. Though production was up in the quarter, wider market forces helped keep financial numbers lower than hoped. In the first quarter Century Aluminum shipped 206,451 metric tons of aluminium, up 4 percent from last quarter’s total of […]