Golden Northwest mulling partial restart of smelters

Dec 21, 2006 | 04:50 PM | Matthew Lerner

Golden Northwest Aluminum Holding Co., the post-bankruptcy successor of Golden Northwest Aluminum Inc., is close to a decision on the future of two Pacific Northwest primary smelters under its control.

"We've had offers for the aluminum operations, we've had offers for the non-aluminum operation and we've had offers for demolition," Mack Sehanli, chief operating officer of Golden Northwest, said Thursday. "The ownership is evaluating these offers, together with options for both smelters, including partial restarts."

A decision on the smelters could come in the first quarter of 2007. "They are looking into the full spectrum of alternatives," Sehanli said. "It's my feeling that it's fair to say that they are in the midst of making a decision in the short term."....

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