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  • Zinc wins, nickel loses in index reweighting Nov 24, 2010

    Zinc prices could get a boost in December ahead of the annual reweighting of two major commodity indices early next year, while nickel is expected to lose big.

  • Ormet plans potline restart at Ohio aluminum smelter Nov 24, 2010

    Primary aluminum producer Ormet Corp. will restart two idled potlines at its Hannibal, Ohio, smelter, bringing the facility back up to full operational capacity for the first time in nearly two years.

  • Collahuasi delays striking miners’ deadline Nov 24, 2010

    Chile’s Cia. Minera Dona Ines de Collahuasi SCM (Collahuasi) copper mine on Wednesday extended its new wage offer to midnight Friday (Nov. 26) as the strike dragged into its third week.

  • Ormet plans potline restart at Ohio aluminum smelter Nov 24, 2010

    Primary aluminum producer Ormet Corp. will restart two idled potlines at its Hannibal, Ohio, smelter, bringing the facility back up to full operational capacity for the first time in nearly two years.

  • US Magnesium fighting Superfund designation in court Nov 24, 2010

    US Magnesium LLC continues to battle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its Tooele County, Utah, site houses dangerously high contaminant levels.

  • Collahuasi delays wage offer deadline for striking miners Nov 24, 2010

    Chile’s Cia. Minera Dona Ines de Collahuasi SCM (Collahuasi) copper mine on Wednesday extended its new wage offer to midnight Friday (Nov. 26) as the strike dragged into its third week.

  • US Mag fighting Superfund designation in court Nov 24, 2010

    US Magnesium LLC continues to battle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its Tooele County, Utah, site houses dangerously high contaminant levels.

  • Century looks to settle labor dispute Nov 23, 2010

    Century Aluminum Co. is hoping to settle allegations of unfair labor practices at its Hawesville, Ky., smelter to avoid a confrontation in a federal court that had been slated to hear the matter next week, according to union sources.

  • Demand sluggish for ferromanganese Nov 23, 2010

    Contract negotiations in the U.S. ferromanganese market have spawned a lull in spot demand as consumers focus on securing the best deals for next year.

  • Intalco fire was harmless Alcoa Nov 23, 2010

    A minor fire at Alcoa Inc.’s Intalco Works smelter in Ferndale, Wash., on Monday did not disrupt operations at the plant, a spokesman for the Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer told AMM.

  • Codelco still silent on 2011 cathode premium for US Nov 23, 2010

    Corporacion Nacional de Cobre de Chile (Codelco) has yet to set a level for its U.S. copper cathode premium for 2011, industry participants said, although news is thought to be imminent.

  • Century looks to settle labor dispute Nov 23, 2010

    Century Aluminum Co. is hoping to settle allegations of unfair labor practices at its Hawesville, Ky., smelter before a federal court hears the matter next week, according to union sources.

  • MSC dismisses acceptability issues involving its tin output Nov 23, 2010

    Malaysia Smelting Corp. Bhd (MSC) has rejected suggestions that new ethical stipulations to ensure conflict-free tin will affect the acceptability of its output, which is sourced partially from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  • Novelis taps Gardner sustainability officer Nov 23, 2010

    Novelis Inc. has named John Gardner to the newly created position of vice president and chief sustainability officer, effective Jan. 1.

  • Intalco fire was harmless, Alcoa says Nov 23, 2010

    A minor fire at Alcoa Inc.’s Intalco Works smelter in Ferndale, Wash., on Monday did not disrupt operations at the plant, a spokesman for the Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer told AMM.

  • Codelco still silent on US premium for 2011 Nov 23, 2010

    Corporacion Nacional de Cobre de Chile (Codelco) has yet to set a level for its U.S. copper cathode premium for 2011, industry participants said, although news is thought to be imminent.

  • Wolverine Tube shareholder calls for investigation of Alpine Nov 22, 2010

    Wolverine Tube Inc. (WTI) shareholder has called on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to investigate the copper tube maker’s relationship with the parent company of its main cathode supplier, Exeon Inc, and its shareholder Plainfield Asset Management.

  • Wolverine Tube shareholder calls for investigation of Alpine Nov 22, 2010

    A Wolverine Tube Inc. (WTI) shareholder has called on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to investigate the copper tube maker’s relationship with the parent company of its main cathode supplier, Exeon Inc, and its shareholder Plainfield Asset Management.

  • Vale’s management ‘autocratic’ USW Nov 22, 2010

    The head of the United Steelworker’s Union (USW) blasted Vale S.A. management for its handling of Inco since taking over the Canadian operation in 2007. “It’s the Vale management style—a very autocratic management style,” Leo Gerard, international president of the USW, told AMM. “(It’s) a radical departure from the way Inco used to work with us.”

  • Novelis names sustainability officer Nov 22, 2010

    Novelis Inc. has named John Gardner to the newly created position of vice president and chief sustainability officer, effective Jan. 1.

  • Wolverine Tube shareholder calls for investigation of Exeon Nov 22, 2010

    A Wolverine Tube Inc. (WTI) shareholder has called on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to investigate the copper tube maker’s relationship with the parent company of its main cathode supplier, Exeon Inc, and its shareholder Plainfield Asset Management.

  • Wolverine's options for buying copper cathode limited, told to pay cash Nov 22, 2010

    Wolverine Tube Inc. (WTI) will have to pay cash up front to source copper cathode amid uncertainty regarding the status of its relationship with Exeon Inc., market participants said.

  • Wolverine’s option for buying cathode limited, told to pay cash Nov 22, 2010

    Wolverine Tube Inc. (WTI) will have to pay cash up front to source copper cathode amid uncertainty regarding the status of its relationship with Exeon Inc., market participants said.

  • Commerce issues final copper tube duties Nov 22, 2010

    The U.S. Commerce Department has issued final anti-dumping duties on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from China and Mexico, ending an investigation that began in September 2009.

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