Aluminum billet shipments delayed at Alcoa plant

Nov 06, 2012 | 11:09 AM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Alcoa, Ferndale, homogenizing furnace, aluminum billet, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Aluminum billet shipments from Alcoa Inc.’s Ferndale, Wash., smelter were delayed late last week due to furnace problems.

A mechanical breakdown on one of the homogenizing furnaces, which stabilize billet chemistry, forced the Pittsburgh-based producer to temporarily shut down the furnace for a few days, a source....

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