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Hawesville could survive Southwire loss – Bless

April 30, 2013 - 17:46 GMT Location: Chicago

KEYWORDS: Century Aluminum , Michael Bless , Hawesville smelter , Big Rivers Electric , Southwire , Glencore , power negoatiatons , aluminum , Timna Tanners

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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