Southwire prepared if Century smelter closes

Apr 18, 2013 | 11:46 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Southwire, Century Aluminum, Big Rivers Electric, billet, ingot, sow, rod, wire smelter

CHICAGO — Southwire Co. hopes Century Aluminum Co. and power supplier Big Rivers Electric Corp. can reach a power deal that would keep Century’s smelter in Hawesville, Ky., open and operational, but the company is preparing "to move forward with business regardless of the outcome," a company spokesman said.

The Carrollton, Ga.-based producer of wire and cable for the electrical transmission industry will continue to make aluminum rod from its own Hawesville operations even if the Monterey, Calif.-based aluminum producer, which supplies Southwire with molten aluminum, closes its smelter this summer.....

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