NEW YORK Constellium and
the union representing employees at its aluminum rolling mill
in Ravenswood,, W.Va. have temporarily extended a labor
contract through July 22 as negotiations continue.
The contract was set to expire
on July 15 but it has been extended a week while talks press
on, a spokeswoman for Constellium told AMM, noting
that some 600 Constellium employees are represented by the
United Steelworkers union Local 5668.
"The company believes that the
parties discussions continue to be constructive and that
both sides will benefit from having additional time to work
through the remaining open issues," the spokeswoman said. "The
outcome of the negotiations is extremely important for the
She declined to offer details of
the contract, while the union did not have a response by press
The Paris-based downstream aluminum producer has invested
some $76 million to upgrade the rolling mill at Ravenswood and
may allocate an additional $20 million for more improvements
over the next few years to help meet rising demand in the
aerospace markets (AMM, Jan. 27).