Rio Tinto Alcan will keep Ohio sales office open

Aug 21, 2013 | 05:28 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Rio Tinto Alcan, Century Aluminum, Sebree Ky., Shawinigan Quebec, commercial arrangements, sales office, casthouse, smelter aluminum

CHICAGO — Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. plans to keep its Cleveland sales office open even if the company fails to secure a deal to handle commercial arrangements for its former Sebree, Ky., facility in 2014 and beyond.

The Cleveland sales office manages contracts with U.S. customers for the Montreal-based aluminum producer’s entire network of smelters, not just Sebree, a company spokesman said in an Aug. 21 e-mail to AMM. The Cleveland office’s "mandate is not directly linked only to Sebree."....

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