Cold chills Noranda output, could inflate energy costs

Feb 19, 2014 | 06:04 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp., severe weather, disruptions, smelter, Franklin, Tenn., alumina refinery, Gramercy La.

CHICAGO — Unusually cold and wet weather in the United States has hampered production and could drive up natural gas costs as well, Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. executives said.

The severe weather chilled Noranda’s operations in New Madrid, Mo., and Gramercy, La., Noranda president and chief Layle K. "Kip" Smith said during a conference call with reporters and analysts Feb. 19.....

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