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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump to order aluminum imports investigation
About 60% of US imports come from Canada, forced out of other markets by competition from China.
Kitimat workers launch health and safety petition
Unifor wants Rio Tinto to address “unacceptable” working conditions at BC smelter.
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.
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.
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.
Kitimat airshed can accommodate oil and gas, smelter industries: report
Environmentalists have expressed concerns about emissions from the proposed LNG plants in Kitimat.
Transportation sector is helping to support aluminum demand
New F-150 truck and CSeries aircraft cited by Rio Tinto Alcan.
Lower aluminum prices, but Alcoa posts $24M Q3 profit
Credits cutting smelting to reduce production costs 9%, and higher productivity.
Aecon wins $85M deal for site prep of Vale project
Will reduce sulphur dioxide emissions at Sudbury plant by 70%
Rio Tinto Alcan readies to end smelter lock-out
800 workers at a Quebec aluminum smelter have been locked-out since December.
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.