• Rare Element Resources taps Zink Dec 16, 2013

    Rare Element Resources Ltd. has appointed Paul H. Zink senior vice president and chief financial officer.

  • Horsehead sells air atomizing unit Dec 16, 2013

    American Chemet Corp. subsidiary Royal Metal Powders Inc., Maryville, Tenn., has bought the copper-based air atomizing business of Horsehead Corp. in Palmerton, Pa.

  • Commerce’s threaded rod ruling welcomed Dec 13, 2013

    Domestic producers have welcomed the Commerce Department’s preliminary determination to set countervailing duty margins on Indian imports of steel threaded rod.

  • Boeing, IAM again fail to reach agreement Dec 13, 2013

    For the second time, Boeing Co. and its largest union have failed to reach agreement on a new contract that would keep final assembly of the latest version of its 777 airliner in the Pacific Northwest, as the company also begins realignment of its research and development unit.

  • Wise completes sale of $650M in secured notes Dec 13, 2013

    Wise Metals Group LLC has announced the closing of its new senior secured notes and a new working capital revolver.

  • Europeans concede aluminum premiums unlikely to decline Dec 13, 2013

    European aluminum consumers have acknowledged that premiums are unlikely to fall significantly following the implementation of the London Metal Exchange’s new warehouse load-out rates in April, but they have not tried to book material further ahead in 2014.

  • Almatis completes buy of Ormet alumina refinery Dec 13, 2013

    Almatis Inc. has completed its acquisition of Ormet Corp.’s alumina refinery in Burnside, La., and plans to invest in the facility as its expands into value-added markets.

  • Pennex ponders expansion at Ohio plant Dec 13, 2013

    Pennex Aluminum Co. LLC is mulling an expansion at its Leetonia, Ohio, extrusion plant, according to state officials.

  • Aluminum scrap prices hold steady Dec 13, 2013

    Prices for most grades of secondary aluminum smelters’ scrap are largely steady, supported by upticks on terminal markets, sources said.

  • Mercator Minerals, Intergeo to merge Dec 12, 2013

    Mercator Minerals Ltd. will merge with Intergeo MMC Ltd. and receive a substantial cash injection for its Mineral Park copper-molybdenum mine in Arizona.

  • Kleinfeld picked for China’s council of business leaders Dec 12, 2013

    Alcoa Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Klaus Kleinfeld has been named to China’s Global CEO Council, the company said.

  • Walsh sets plan to transform Rio Tinto Dec 12, 2013

    Rio Tinto Plc chief executive officer Sam Walsh plans to turn the company into the "highest performer in its sector," he said during a Dec. 11 presentation in London.

  • Matalco continues to eye Lordstown, Ohio for facility Dec 12, 2013

    Matalco Inc. has confirmed that it has shortlisted Lordstown, Ohio for its greenfield aluminum remelt extrusion billet manufacturing facility.

  • Indonesia export ban yet to impact NA nickel Dec 11, 2013

    Indonesia’s plan to ban nickel ore exports next month has not affected North American spot nickel trading activity or long-term nickel supply agreements for next year, according to market participants.

  • Wildcat’s manganese project moves ahead Dec 11, 2013

    Wildcat Silver Corp. is looking to become the only North American producer of electrolytic manganese metal (EMM), with its Hermosa silver-manganese project in Arizona moving toward a feasibility study in mid-2014.

  • Codelco’s Chuquicamata smelter remains shuttered Dec 11, 2013

    Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile’s (Codelco’s) Chuquicamata smelter remains shut as protests by workers over payments continue, the Chilean state-owned company said.

  • Three companies vie for Ormet's copper rods Dec 11, 2013

    Three companies are vying for new and used copper rods for sale from bankrupt aluminum producer Ormet Corp.

  • Rio Tinto Alcan halts Paraguay smelter plan Dec 11, 2013

    Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. has called off talks on a multibillion-dollar aluminum smelter project in Paraguay.

  • Alcoa cuts staff at Kingston, NY, plant Dec 10, 2013

    Alcoa Inc. has laid off 10 employees, or nearly 8 percent of the work force, at its fastening systems facility in Kingston, N.Y.

  • US brass mill imports, exports increase in Oct. Dec 10, 2013

    U.S. imports and exports of brass mill products increased in October compared with the same month last year, according to the latest data from the Copper and Brass Fabricators Council.

  • Glencore Xstrata’s Coates to become non-executive director Dec 10, 2013

    The executive responsibilities of Glencore Xstrata Plc’s Peter Coates will cease effective Jan. 1, 2014, the company said.

  • Four firms mull joint bid for Las Bambas Dec 10, 2013

    Newmont Mining Corp., Teck Resources Ltd., private equity firm Blackstone Group LP and Magris Resources Inc. are discussing a partnership to make a bid for Glencore Xstrata Plc’s $5.9-billion Las Bambas copper project in Peru, according to local media.

  • Chile’s copper output up 6.1% year on year in Oct. Dec 10, 2013

    Chile’s copper production rose 6.1 percent year on year in October, mainly due to higher output at Minera Escondida Ltda., Cia. Minera Dona Ines de Collahuasi SCM, Anglo American Sur SA and Minera Los Pelambres operations.

  • RTI adds Winkleblack to board Dec 10, 2013

    RTI International Metals Inc. has temporarily increased the size of its board of directors with the election of Arthur B. Winkleblack as an independent director.

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