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November 13, 2019  

Glencore to close Brunswick lead smelter, 420 jobs lost

Losing money since the 2013 closure of the nearby Brunswick Mine, which produced zinc and lead.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
May 14, 2018  

Trudeau pledges $60M for smelter, declares byelection in riding days later

Several cabinet ministers, Liberal MPs have also visited Chicoutimi-Le Fjord to distribute millions of dollars in funding to local businesses.

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January 12, 2018  

Quebec aluminum smelter lockout comes at perilous time

Industry association head cites potential instability in the US over NAFTA’s future while auto and housing sectors slow.

News Manufacturing Metals General
January 11, 2018  

About 1,000 workers at Quebec smelter locked out after rejecting contract

A key issue is company’s intention to introduce a new-member funded pension plan.

News Government Manufacturing Metals General
April 27, 2017  

Trump to order aluminum imports investigation

About 60% of US imports come from Canada, forced out of other markets by competition from China.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 20, 2016  

Kitimat workers launch health and safety petition

Unifor wants Rio Tinto to address “unacceptable” working conditions at BC smelter.

News Manufacturing Metals General
April 14, 2016  

Teck smelter runoff water may have entered BC creek

It’s not known how much of the water containing metals emptied into Stoney Creek, near Trail, BC.

News Manufacturing Metals General
February 10, 2016  

Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy protection

It plans to sell flat-rolled products business and halt the last pot line at a smelter in New Madrid.

News Government Manufacturing General Operations Production Sustainability
March 18, 2015  

Union files in court to limit toxic emissions from Rio Tinto smelter

Union says project will increase SO2 emissions from to 42 tonnes per day.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
July 21, 2014  

Kitimat airshed can accommodate oil and gas, smelter industries: report

Environmentalists have expressed concerns about emissions from the proposed LNG plants in Kitimat.

News Aerospace Automotive Transportation Business Operations Operations Technology
January 17, 2014  

Transportation sector is helping to support aluminum demand

New F-150 truck and CSeries aircraft cited by Rio Tinto Alcan.

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October 9, 2013  

Lower aluminum prices, but Alcoa posts $24M Q3 profit

Credits cutting smelting to reduce production costs 9%, and higher productivity.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
August 2, 2012  

Aecon wins $85M deal for site prep of Vale project

Will reduce sulphur dioxide emissions at Sudbury plant by 70%

News Manufacturing Metals Transportation Business Operations Production Technology
July 3, 2012  

Rio Tinto Alcan readies to end smelter lock-out

800 workers at a Quebec aluminum smelter have been locked-out since December.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
December 2, 2011  

Rio Tinto adds $2.7 billion investment to Kitimat smelter project

Modernization project will increase the smelter’s production by 48 per cent to 420,000 tonnes a year.