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  • Alcoa’s Russia unit faces fine Nov 20, 2008

    Alcoa Inc.’s Russian division is facing a fine for “abusing its dominant position in the market” under the country’s competition protection law, according to a release posted to the Russian Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) Web site.

  • Hydro to cut Søderberg output at Karmøy by 20% Nov 20, 2008

    Norsk Hydro ASA will cut output 20 percent in the Søderberg potlines of its Karmøy aluminum plant in Norway, the oldest part of the facility, starting in December in a bid to bring production in line with sharply falling demand.

  • Norilsk Nickel may cut output in Africa, Australia Nov 20, 2008

    MMC Norilsk Nickel might cut production at its African and Australian operations in a bid to support the weak nickel market, a spokesman for the Moscow-based company told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.

  • Alcoa’s Russia division facing fine, FAS says Nov 20, 2008

    Alcoa Inc.’s Russian division is facing a fine for “abusing its dominant position in the market” under the country’s competition protection law, according to a release posted to the Russian Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) Web site.

  • Fall in Chinese anode tags help smelter margins Ormet Nov 20, 2008

    Ormet Corp., Hannibal, Ohio, said there has been a considerable fall in the pricing of Chinese aluminum anode, which has given some temporary relief to its smelter cost margins.

  • Laid-off Columbia Falls workers to get grant Nov 20, 2008

    The U.S. Department of Labor will supply a $462,000 grant to assist workers affected by layoffs at Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. in Montana.

  • Global aluminum output rises in October Nov 20, 2008

    Despite reports of aluminum production curtailments, global aluminum output of nearly 2.19 million tonnes in October was up 3.6 percent from 2.11 million tonnes the previous month and 2.4 percent higher than 2.14 million tonnes in October last year, according to the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), London.

  • Laid off Columbia Falls workers to get grant Nov 20, 2008

    The U.S. Department of Labor will supply a $462,000 grant to assist workers affected by layoffs at Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. in Montana.

  • Votorantim trimming zinc production Nov 20, 2008

    Brazilian metals producer Votorantim Metais Ltda. will cut zinc production, let 55 workers go and send all employees home from facilities in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, for mandatory vacations for all of December in an effort to cut costs.

  • Global aluminum output rises in October Nov 20, 2008

    Despite reports of aluminum production curtailments, global aluminum output of nearly 2.19 million tonnes in October was up 3.6 percent from 2.11 million tonnes the previous month and 2.4 percent higher than 2.14 million tonnes in October last year, according to the International Aluminium Institute (IAI), London.

  • Hindustan Copper output down Nov 20, 2008

    India’s Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) expects production to be down as much as 20 percent in its current fiscal year due to an extended smelter shutdown from April to September.

  • Camec halts production in DRC Nov 19, 2008

    Central African Mining & Exploration Co. Plc (Camec) has halted copper and cobalt mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as both demand and prices continue to drop worldwide.

  • Camec halts copper, cobalt mining Nov 19, 2008

    Central African Mining & Exploration Co. Plc (Camec) has halted copper and cobalt mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as both demand and prices continue to drop off worldwide.

  • Precision Inc. buys Haz-Safe building product line Nov 19, 2008

    Precision Inc. has acquired the Haz-Safe modular building product line from Sarver, Pa.-based manufacturer CID Associates Inc.

  • Noranda cuts 35 jobs at Mo. smelter Nov 19, 2008

    Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. has laid off 35 workers at its New Madrid, Mo., smelter.

  • Exide lead smelter facing stricter monitoring plan Nov 19, 2008

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved a stricter monitoring plan for a Berks County lead smelting facility operated by lead-acid battery producer and recycler Exide Technologies, Alpharetta, Ga.

  • Exide lead smelter facing stricter monitoring plan Nov 19, 2008

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved a stricter monitoring plan for a Berks County lead smelting facility operated by lead-acid battery producer and recycler Exide Technologies, Alpharetta, Ga.

  • Extruder cuts price indexing to 2 weeks Nov 19, 2008

    Service Center Metals LLC (SCM), Prince George, Va., has started indexing its metal prices on a two-week average rather than a 30-day average because of increased metal price volatility.

  • Aluminum under pressure as metal pours into Detroit Nov 19, 2008

    Aluminum oversupply ratcheted up another notch Wednesday as inventories in London Metal Exchange-registered warehouses soared to a nearly 13-year high.

  • Aluminum under pressure as metal pours into Detroit Nov 19, 2008

    Aluminum oversupply ratcheted up another notch Wednesday as inventories in London Metal Exchange-registered warehouses soared to a nearly 13-year high.

  • Tin stocks still climbing; outlook glum Nov 19, 2008

    Tin stocks climbed for the eighth consecutive day in London Metal Exchange-approved warehouses Wednesday, calling into question the claim that tin remains fundamentally strong enough to weather the sustained global economic storm.

  • Tin stocks still climbing; outlook glum Nov 19, 2008

    Tin stocks climbed for the eighth consecutive day in London Metal Exchange-approved warehouses Wednesday, calling into question the claim that tin remains fundamentally strong enough to weather the sustained global economic storm.

  • Stillwater to slash 21% of work force Nov 19, 2008

    Stillwater Mining Co., Billings, Mont., will lay off 370 workers, or nearly 21 percent of its 1,770 employees.

  • US brass mill trade inches higher in Sept. Nov 19, 2008

    U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in September, according to the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

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