Aleris furnace damaged more than thought

Apr 30, 2013 | 03:14 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aleris International, Virginia plant, fire, damage, furnace outage, repairs, customer impact, aluminum Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Aleris International Inc.’s Richmond, Va., facility might not be fully operational for two to three weeks, a company spokesman told AMM, noting that a fire at the plant last week caused more furnace damage than previously thought.

The Beachwood, Ohio-based aluminum producer discovered the damage during an initial assessment over the weekend, he said April 30. Repair and restoration efforts are currently under way.....

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