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  • Alcoa delivers lightweight truck bodies to Sip-Well Nov 19, 2007

    Alcoa Auto and Truck Structures, a unit of Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Inc., has delivered custom aluminum truck bodies from its Kofem facility in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, to Sip-Well NV of Puurs, Belgium, a water cooler company.

  • Dubal eyes output of 2.5M tonnes a year by 2015 Nov 19, 2007

    Dubai Aluminium Co. Ltd. (Dubal), the world’s seventh-largest primary aluminum producer, plans to increase production to 2.5 million tonnes per year by 2015.

  • Horsehead workers ratify four-year contract Nov 19, 2007

    Workers at Horsehead Holding Corp.’s zinc smelter in Monaca, Pa., ratified a new four-year contract late Friday, the company said.

  • Mitsui, Sumitomo lift Goro outlays Nov 16, 2007

    Stepping up to meet the rising costs of CVRD Inco Ltd.’s Goro nickel mine in New Caledonia, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. have agreed to pitch in $546 million to maintain their 21-percent interest in the project, the Japanese companies said Friday.

  • Efforts to lift coin-melting ban stall, delaying sorter’s restart Nov 16, 2007

    Jackson Metals, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that sorts and melts coins, has encountered a snag in its effort to reopen after government officials shut it down last December.

  • CFTC’s contact with UK market watchers heavy Nov 16, 2007

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has disclosed extensive contact with its British counterpart, the Financial Services Authority, and the London Metal Exchange over allegations of collusion in the metal market.

  • Acadian unit ships first zinc concs from Nova Scotia Mine Nov 16, 2007

    Acadian Mining Corp. subsidiary ScoZinc Ltd. has shipped the first 5,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate from its Scotia Mine in Nova Scotia, the company announced Friday.

  • Ford looking at lighter metals to cut emissions Nov 16, 2007

    Ford Motor Co. aims to use more aluminum and high-strength steel as part of a wide-ranging bid to cut emissions and increase fuel efficiency in its vehicles.

  • Indalex loss widens in 3d qtr. on weak markets [UPDATE] Nov 16, 2007

    Withering conditions in the U.S transportation and residential construction markets drove Indalex Holdings Finance Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., to a larger third-quarter loss of $13.3 million on lower sales of $274.9 million, compared with a loss of $4.3 million on sales of $326.1 million in the same period last year.

  • Acadian ships first zinc concs from Scotia Mine Nov 16, 2007

    Acadian Mining Corp. subsidiary ScoZinc Ltd. has shipped the first 5,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate from its Scotia Mine in Nova Scotia, the company announced Friday.

  • Suitor begins due diligence at Global Alumina Nov 16, 2007

    An unnamed suitor has begun due diligence and signed exclusivity and confidentiality agreements in the latest steps toward a projected $525-million acquisition of Global Alumina Corp., Toronto.

  • Jackson Metals in limbo as effort to lift coin-melting ban stalls Nov 16, 2007

    Jackson Metals, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that sorts and melts coins, has encountered a snag in its effort to reopen its doors after government officials shut it down last December.

  • Mitsui, Sumitomo to raise spending on Goro project Nov 16, 2007

    Stepping up to meet the rising costs of CVRD Inco Ltd.’s Goro nickel mine in New Caledonia, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd. and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. have agreed to pitch in $546 million to maintain their 21-percent interest in the project, the Japanese companies said Friday.

  • Exploration costs push Ivanhoe loss to $83M Nov 16, 2007

    Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., which is developing the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia together with Rio Tinto, reported a third-quarter loss of $83.14 million, up 25 percent from a loss of $66.45 million a year earlier.

  • Medium-carbon ferromanganese thins gap with low-carbon grade Nov 16, 2007

    Medium-carbon ferromanganese prices have risen 15 cents a pound, closing the gap with its low-carbon cousin, market sources said.

  • Indalex loss widens in third quarter on weak market Nov 16, 2007

    Indalex Holdings Finance Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., reported a larger third-quarter loss of $13.3 million on lower sales of $274.9 million compared with a loss of $4.3 million on sales of $326.1 million in the same period last year.

  • Suitor begins due diligence at Global Nov 16, 2007

    An unnamed suitor has begun due diligence and signed exclusivity and confidentiality agreements in the latest steps toward a projected $525-million acquisition of Global Alumina Corp., Toronto.

  • Medium-carbon ferromanganese plays catch-up Nov 15, 2007

    Medium-carbon ferromanganese prices have risen 15 cents a pound, closing the gap with its low-carbon cousin, market sources said.

  • Rockslide may deepen moly supply deficit Nov 15, 2007

    The closure of Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc.’s Endako pit in British Columbia following a rockslide Monday is expected to reduce the company’s fourth-quarter molybdenum output and, if extended, exacerbate a global supply shortage next year, market sources said.

  • Aluminum premiums tighten a bit in slow mart Nov 15, 2007

    U.S. spot aluminum premiums have tightened slightly as producers and consumers wind down end-of-year inventories and turn more attention to 2008 business.

  • Copper makers may feel pain of US slowdown Nov 15, 2007

    China’s copper producers could come under pressure from the economic slowdown in the United States, denting prospects for the red metal in 2008, market participants warned.

  • Glencore, Century ink tentative supply deal Nov 15, 2007

    Century Aluminum Co., Monterey, Calif., and Glencore International AG, Baar, Switzerland, have tentatively agreed on a five-year deal for the supply of 2.3 million tonnes of alumina for Century’s primary aluminum smelters.

  • Thompson Creek rockslide could worsen supply deficit Nov 15, 2007

    The closure of Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc.’s Endako pit in British Columbia following a rockslide Monday is expected to reduce the company’s fourth-quarter molybdenum output and, if extended, exacerbate a global supply shortage next year, market sources said.

  • Aluminum premiums tighten slightly in slow trade Nov 15, 2007

    U.S. spot aluminum premiums have tightened a bit as producers and consumers wind down end-of-year inventories and turn more attention to 2008 business.

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