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Hawesville could survive Southwire loss – Bless
April 30, 2013 - 17:46 GMT
Big Rivers Electric
Century Aluminum could continue to operate its Hawesville, Kentucky, smelter even if it were to lose the facility’s largest customer, Southwire, according to company president and ceo Michael Bless.
The Monterey, California-based aluminium producer has been
in touch regularly with the Carrollton-based wire and cable
producer, Bless said, referring to the possibility of the
Hawesville smelter closing and Century terminating its supply
contract with Southwire. Century announced plans to idle its
Hawesville smelter on August 20 unless it could secure a better
power deal with power supplier Big Rivers Electric Corp.
Century, which gave Big Rivers a 12-month...
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