Aluminium International Today News

Alcoa appoints new Board Directors

Published: February 03, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Alcoa Inc. has announced that it will appoint Ulrich “Rick” Schmidt, John C. Plant and Sean O. Mahoney to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors, effective February 5, 2016.

These appointments will further strengthen the company and add valuable aerospace and automotive experience to…

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Hydro power outage

Published: February 01, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Following the power outage on Friday night, around 10% of Hydro Årdal's primary aluminium production capacity is temporarily shut down.

Hydro expects to leave customers unaffected by the incident by increasing remelt of cold metal at the plant’s cast house, compensating the temporarily…

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JVM Castings appoints new Group Sales Manager

Published: February 01, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Midlands-based JVM Castings has appointed a new Group Sales Manager to help the company meet growth targets over the next few years.

Bob Freeman, who joined the team earlier this month, brings with him 32 years of experience in the castings and automotive industries, most recently with…

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SAPA strengthens communications team

Published: February 01, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Aluminium industry increases focus on branding and communication.

“As the world largest aluminium extrusion-based solutions company in the world, counting 100 production sites in more than 40 countries, and with 23,500 employees, we are a relatively unknown company.

However we…

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Alcoa wins fourth Boeing contract

Published: January 28, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Alcoa has announced a long-term supply agreement with Boeing for multi-material aerospace parts. 

Under this agreement, Alcoa will supply components for the 777X—Boeing’s newest commercial airplane—the 737 MAX—scheduled for first delivery in 2017—and the 787 Dreamliner. The deal draws on…

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Fears for future of Fort William aluminium smelter

Published: January 26, 2016 by Nadine Firth

Workers at the aluminium smelter at Fort William, Scotland have been told that the owners are reviewing its operations.

The announcement from Rio Tinto said the review would include its assets in Lochaber.

The plant is one of the largest employers in the area. It is thought to support…

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