Eramet Marietta ready to drop force majeure

Dec 04, 2007 | 10:25 AM | Meghann McDonell

After nearly nine months, Eramet Marietta Inc. has told customers it will lift its force majeure on silicomanganese shipments by the end of the year as it has stockpiled enough material, a source close to the company said.

"Eramet recently notified customers it is lifting its force majeure," the source said. "It only applies to contracts that are in force majeure. The company has rebuilt stocks to sustainable levels."

The company's declared force majeure (French for "greater force") after a burnthrough of its silicomanganese furnace brought production to a standstill in early March. Temporary repairs were completed by the end of March, with normal output resuming shortly later.....

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