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/images/lock.png Alcoa launches legal action against Alumina Ltd. /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Alcoa has taken the surprise step of launching legal action in the US against Alumina to stop attempts by its Australian partner to derail a historic break-up of the aluminium giant. The action comes amid threats by Melbourne-based Alumina as recently as this week to try to "i ...

/images/lock.png Gladstone's alumina refineries could get exemption: Labor /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Australian Labor Party candidate Zac Beers voiced a strong opposition against senator Matt Canavan's comments yesterday that a Labor government would send Gladstone's aluminium industry offshore by saying Labor's policy was about creating and nurturing industries not wrecking the ...

/images/lock.png Gladstone alumina industry may go offshore with government’s 50% renewable energy target: opposition /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

According to Senator Matt Canavan, Labor & Green government's 50 percent renewable energy target by 2030 would close the alumina refinery and smelter and send the industry off shore. The Liberal National Party senator said the only way Labor could achieve those targets would be t ...

/images/lock.png Orbite appoints Charles Taschereau as Chief Operating Officer /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Orbite Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of Charles Taschereau as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the company, effective June 6, 2016. Mr. Taschereau joins Orbite from Congo Equipment S.A.R.L., a Caterpillar equipment dealer with 1,200 employ ...

Orbite Technologies Press Release
/images/lock.png EU General Court orders recovery of alumina tax exemptions /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The General Court of the European Union issued judgments in joined cases upholding a decision of the European Commission ordering the repayment of tax exemptions granted by France, Ireland, and Italy for alumina production. Each of the countries- France, Ireland and Italy hav ...

/images/lock.png Noranda plans temporary closure of Gramercy alumina plant in May /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Alumina manufacturer Noranda is delaying plans to cut jobs and close its St. James Parish plant after completing an expansion it hopes will spur business. The company warned more than 100 workers could lose their jobs if the efforts fail. Noranda, based in Franklin, Texas, tol ...

/images/lock.png Orbite strengthens Board of Directors /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Orbite Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of Pierre Gignac as an independent member to the company's Board of Directors. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Mr. Gignac spent 17 years at Export Development Canada ("EDC") in a variety of senior roles, including Interim ...

Orbite Technologies Press Release
/images/lock.png Nabaltec AG to form a wholly-owned subsidiary in Tokyo /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Nabaltec AG, the leading German supplier of functional grade aluminium oxide and aluminium hydroxide for numerous innovative applications, will be further expanding its operations in Asia in the first quarter of 2016 with the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Tokyo, ...

Nabaltec AG Press Release
/images/lock.png South32 warns of job cuts at its Worsley alumina refinery /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

South32 has warned of job losses at its Worsley alumina operation in the South West after announcing big staffing cuts at its South African manganese operation and flagging a writedown of $US1.7 billion. The BHP spin-off employs about 1800 workers at its bauxite mine near Bodd ...

/images/lock.png Alcoa refineries safe from WA bushfire /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Metals giant Alcoa says its West Australian alumina refining operations have not been affected by the Waroona bushfire. However, its Alcoa Farmlands business has sustained some damage as a result of the fire. The Farmlands offices, comprising two buildings, south of Hamel, ...