Novelis rolling mill still offline after blaze

Feb 14, 2013 | 04:28 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Novelis, Oswego, N.Y., rolling mill, fire, shipment delays, Phil Martens, ERP aluminum

CHICAGO — One of the rolling mills at Novelis Inc.’s Oswego, N.Y., aluminum complex remained down Feb. 14, five days after a basement fire broke out, a company spokesman told AMM.

The company’s internal Oswego Works Fire Department responded to and contained the fire, the spokesman said, noting that the area was immediately evacuated and there were no injuries.

Sources at local fire services confirmed that there had been a blaze at the aluminum works over the weekend but said that they had not been involved in the response, which they confirmed was handled by Novelis’ own fire brigade.
Novelis’ Oswego facility includes two cold-rolling mills as well as two rolling mills within its hot mill, in addition to remelting, casting and finishing capabilities, the spokesman said. The impacted rolling mill was located within the hot mill, he said, declining to comment on specific capacity figures of the impacted mill. ....

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