Swiss Firm Awarded Noranda’s New Madrid Smelter

Swiss Firm Awarded Noranda’s New Madrid Smelter

Swiss firm ARG International was awarded title to Noranda’s plant in New Madrid, Missouri when a federal bankruptcy court accepted their bid of US$13.7 million on Friday, beating out a competing bid of US$13 million from “stalking horse” bidder MFR II LLC....


Noranda, Government Partners to Make Bauxite-Mind Lands Fertile Again in Jamaica

Greenhouse farms are popping up on areas formerly used for mining in Jamaica, as Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry observed as he toured one in St. Ann Parish. Accompanied by executive director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) Parris Lyew-Ayee and managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney, Henry toured […]

Noranda Delays Layoffs at Gramercy Plant Until May

The alumina plant in Gramercy, Louisiana has been granted a reprieve. Noranda announced on Tuesday that the layoffs planned at the plant would happen no sooner than May, 2016. This reprieve has temporarily kept the plant’s 113 employees at work. The firm, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February, cites an ongoing tax […]