Aleris preparing to restart Richmond, Va., rolling mill

Jul 01, 2010 | 01:28 PM | Paul Schaffer

Aleris International Inc. has contacted former employees of its shuttered Richmond, Va., aluminum rolling mill about rehiring them for a September reopening.

"They've approached two people I know," one scrap industry source said.

The Richmond plant, which has been dormant since late 2008, was part of Aleris' 2005 purchase of Alsco Metal Co., which supplies construction goods.

The company declined to confirm the reopening plans, and neither a company spokesman nor a rolled products executive could be reached for comment.....

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