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Alcoa Submits Final Contract Offer To Aluminerie de Bécancour Laborers

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...

Events

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 […]

Spat Over Aluminium And Steel Tariffs Between U.S. And Russia Not Likely To Be Resolved This Year: Russia’s Economic Minister

The ongoing conflict between Moscow and Washington, D.C. over tariffs on aluminium and steel is not likely to come to a friendly conclusion by year’s end. Such was the message expressed yesterday by a representative of the Russian government. In comments to Russian news agency TASS, Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin that litigation over the […]

Molson Coors Calls Upon U.S. Regulators To Investigate Midwest Premium

One of the world’s top beer brewers is appealing to the United States government to investigate the method for establishing benchmark prices for aluminium in the Midwest, noting that premiums determined by S&P Global Platts have doubled since 2017. In an interview with Bloomberg, Molson Coors Chairman Pete Coors called upon Federal regulators to look […]

Noranda Bauxite Praised For Land Reclamation Efforts In Jamaica

Jamaica’s Mining Minister Robert Montague lauded Noranda Bauxite for its responsible land reclamation efforts last week, noting the success the firm has had in refurbishing former mining sites for use as agricultural and water storage lands. Commenting at Noranda Bauxite’s Agriculture Education Industry Exposition in St. Ann on Thursday, Montague reiterated his government’s commitment to […]