NEW YORK Freeport-McMoRan
Copper & Gold Inc.s Bayway operations in Elizabeth,
N.J., have resumed partial production following Hurricane
Sandy, a company spokesman told AMM.
"Production at the Bayway
specialty copper operations has recommenced in certain sections
of the plant," the spokesman said in an e-mailed statement. He
declined to say when exactly the plant reopened.
The Bayway facility was shut in
late October due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy (
amm.com, Nov. 9). The extreme weather conditions
caused power outages and flooding throughout New Jersey and New
"Limited quantities of their
primary products are being delivered. Work continues on
refurbishing equipment for an expected full recovery of plant
operations, the timing of which is uncertain," the spokesman
Freeports Bayway operations produce electrolytic tough
pitch copper and oxygen-free copper wire as well as components
for resistance welding, according to the Phoenix-based
companys website. The facility also produces alloys for
special applications, such as aerospace.