Nonferrous

  • Alexin building aluminum billet plant in Indiana [UPDATE] Dec 13, 2007

    Alexin LLC, a start-up company in Bluffton, Ind., has broken ground on a $56-million aluminum billet casting facility that is scheduled to be operational by November next year.

  • Thompson Creek cuts moly production forecast Dec 13, 2007

    Thompson Creek Metals Co., Toronto, has revised its 2007 production forecast down by between 9 and 12 percent to account for a rockslide at its Endako Mine in British Columbia and lower ore grades at its Thompson Creek Mine in Idaho.

  • Kazakhstan’s first aluminum smelter starts up Dec 13, 2007

    Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. Plc (ENRC), London, has begun ramping up production at its $900-million aluminum smelter in Kazakhstan, the country’s first.

  • Merger may yield world’s top bismuth producer Dec 13, 2007

    Seven bismuth producers in China’s main nonferrous metals production base in Chenzhou, in the southern province of Hunan, are looking to create what would become the world’s largest bismuth producer.

  • Kaiser increases credit line, pays off $50M term loan Dec 13, 2007

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Foothill Ranch, Calif., has increased its revolving credit facility to $265 million from $200 million and repaid its only outstanding funded debt, a $50-million term loan.

  • Nymex appoints Gordon vice chairman Dec 13, 2007

    Nymex Holdings Inc., parent of the New York Mercantile Exchange, has appointed Thomas Gordon as vice chairman and Howard Gabler to the board of directors.

  • Alexin building aluminum billet plant in Indiana Dec 13, 2007

    Alexin LLC, a start-up company in Bluffton, Ind., has broken ground on a $56-million aluminum billet casting facility that is scheduled to be operational by November next year.

  • Bolton Metal Products to cut 78 jobs in restructuring Dec 13, 2007

    Bolton Metal Products Co., Bellefonte, Pa., plans to lay off 78 union workers by Dec. 31 as part of a restructuring that will see the company focus more on specialty brass products, sizes and alloys.

  • Thompson Creek cuts moly production forecast again Dec 13, 2007

    Thompson Creek Metals Co., Toronto, has revised its 2007 production forecast down by 9 to 12 percent to account for a rockslide at its Endako Mine in British Columbia and lower ore grades at its Thompson Creek Mine in Idaho, the company said Thursday.

  • Roca Mines ships Max’s first moly concentrates Dec 12, 2007

    Roca Mines Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, has shipped its first molybdenum concentrates from its Max molybdenum mine near Revelstoke, British Columbia.

  • Codelco seeks legal decision on contractor hires Dec 12, 2007

    Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) is seeking a legal ruling on efforts by the country’s national labor directorate to force it to hire 4,934 contract workers as full-time employees.

  • Kaiser Aluminum makes executive appointments Dec 12, 2007

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Foothill Ranch, Calif., has made several executive appointments, including naming John Barneson as senior vice president of corporate development with responsibility for the company’s external growth activities.

  • BHP idles Olympic Dam following fatal accident Dec 12, 2007

    BHP Billiton temporarily halted operations at its Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine in Australia following a fatal accident Wednesday. A worker struck by a falling object died soon after being taken to the Roxby Downs Medical Centre, the company said.

  • Loughrey gets chairman’s hat at Thompson Creek Dec 12, 2007

    Thompson Creek Metals Co. has appointed Kevin Loughrey, president and chief executive officer, to the additional post of chairman.

  • Pressure rising on Japanese to settle ’08 deals Dec 12, 2007

    Japanese copper smelters could come under more pressure to accept lower annual treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) following reports of at least one Chinese smelter agreeing on 2008 terms with BHP Billiton at $47.20 per tonne/4.72 cents a pound.

  • Roca Mines ships first moly concentrates Dec 12, 2007

    Roca Mines Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, has sent its first shipment of molybdenum concentrates from its Max molybdenum mine near Revelstoke, British Columbia, the company said Tuesday.

  • Thompson Creek shuffles management Dec 12, 2007

    Thompson Creek Metals Co. has appointed Kevin Loughrey, president and chief executive officer, to the additional post of chairman.

  • Ferromolybdenum export offers dry up amid policy uncertainty Dec 12, 2007

    Most Chinese ferromolybdenum exporters have stopped offering material, mainly because of export policy uncertainty or the drying up of their export quotas.

  • Russia’s Kumz lands Boeing supply agreement Dec 12, 2007

    JSC Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Works (Kumz) of Russia and its U.S. sales agent, A.S. Mill Products Inc. (ASMP), Red Bank, N.J., have signed a long-term supply agreement with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Wash., a unit of Chicago-based Boeing Co.

  • Kaiser Aluminum makes executive appointments Dec 12, 2007

    Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Foothill Ranch, Calif., has made several executive appointments, including naming John Barneson as senior vice president of corporate development with responsibility for the company’s external growth activities.

  • Russia’s KUMZ lands Boeing supply agreement Dec 12, 2007

    JSC Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Works (KUMZ) of Russia and its U.S sales agent, A.S. Mill Products Inc. (ASMP), Red Bank, N.J., have signed a long-term supply agreement with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton Wash., a unit of Boeing Co., Chicago.

  • Indalex reaches labor accord at Toronto plant Dec 12, 2007

    Indalex Ltd., an operating unit of aluminum extruder Indalex Holding Corp., Lincolnshire, Ill., has reached a new three-year labor agreement at its Toronto facility with United Steelworkers union Local 9042.

  • BHP-China deal puts pressure on Japanese smelters Dec 12, 2007

    Japanese copper smelters could come under pressure to accept lower annual treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) following reports of at least one Chinese smelter agreeing on 2008 terms with BHP Billiton at $47.20 per tonne/4.72 cents a pound.

  • Indalex reaches labor deal at Toronto plant Dec 12, 2007

    Indalex Ltd., an operating unit of aluminum extruder Indalex Holding Corp., Lincolnshire, Ill., has reached a new three-year labor agreement at its Toronto facility with United Steelworkers union Local 9042.

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