CHICAGO Novelis Inc.s Oswego, N.Y., aluminum
complex has resumed standard operations after a basement fire
halted production at one of the facilitys rolling mills.
The hot mill at the Oswego Works restarted production on the
evening of Feb. 14, five days after the fire, a spokesman for
the Atlanta-based aluminum producer told AMM in a Feb. 27
Novelis continues to investigate the cause of the blaze, the
spokesman said, and the cost of the fire to the
companyincluding repairs to hot-mill equipment, wiring
and piping systemsis unknown at this time.
Novelis Oswego facility includes two cold-rolling mills
as well as two rolling mills within its hot mill, in addition
to remelting, casting and finishing capabilities. The impacted
rolling mill was located within the hot mill (
amm.com, Feb. 14