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Weak Alumina And Aluminium Prices Hinder Alcoa’s Profitability In Q2

Weak Alumina And Aluminium Prices Hinder Alcoa’s Profitability In Q2

Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation reported results for the second quarter of 2019 yesterday. Weaker alumina and aluminium prices teamed up with the sale of the firm’s interest in a Saudi Arabian joint venture to scare off profits. In the second quarter,...

Events

Aluminerie Alouette Receives C$15 Million Grant From Canada’s Government To Improve Operations At Sept-Îles

Canada’s largest aluminium smelter Aluminerie Alouette will receive C$15 million (US$11.5 million) from the Canadian government for use in developing and improving operations at the site. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says the grant from the Strategic Innovation Fund will allow Alouette to modernize its operations at Sept-Îles as well as giving it the […]

CMWA Announces US$110-Million Expansion To NE Kentucky Aluminium Wheel Plant

Kentucky aluminium wheel maker Central Motor Wheel of America (CMWA) announced last Thursday the commencement of Project PROACE, a US$110-million expansion at its operations in Bourbon County that will add dozens of new jobs and hundreds of thousands of square feet to the manufacturing plant. The plant, which produces aluminium wheels for passenger cars and […]

PepsiCo To Package Aquafina In Aluminium Beverage Cans

American multinational food and beverage company PepsiCo, Inc. announced last week a shake-up in packaging for several of its brands, including testing aluminium cans for its bottled water offering. PepsiCo will implement the change next year, with pilot testing of Aquafina in aluminium cans at domestic food service outlets, with limited retail testing to follow. […]

ABI’s Labor Force To Vote On Alcoa’s Final Offer Next Week

Last week’s “final offer” from Alcoa Corporation to the striking workers at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. will be put to a vote on Tuesday when the labor union meets to consider the offer that morning. Officials from United Steelworkers Local 9700 made the announcement on Thursday, the day after Alcoa delivered the offer to the […]