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2010-08-16 13:00:00

ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, a business of Rio Tinto, announced today it has been granted qualification by CTC Cable - a subsidiary of Composite Technology Corporation - to manufacture ACCC(R) conductor. Alcan Cable can now supply product to its existing utility customers in North America as well as to CTC Cable Corporation. The ACCC(R) conductor certification was attained by successfully completing qualification tests at Alcan Cable's Technology Center located in...

2010-08-11 10:00:00

ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, a unit of Rio Tinto, recently received international recognition for its newly designed website by The 2010 International Business Awards, also known as The Stevie Awards. Alcan Cable's website earned a Distinguished Honoree medal in the "Website & Blog" category for "Materials & Construction". "We are delighted that our newly designed website has been recognized by the Stevie Awards," said Howard H. Atkins, V.P. Business Development...

2010-08-03 13:00:00

ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, a business of Rio Tinto, announced today that it will consolidate its cable production facilities to improve the performance of its cable business. As a result, Alcan will close its Roseburg, Oregon facility by the end of the year. "This decision is difficult, but has been made necessary by the prolonged poor market conditions and outlook in the market," stated Jack Miller, President of Alcan Cable. "Moving forward, Alcan Cable will focus on its...

2010-07-24 05:26:00

PARIS, France, July 24 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Global Aerospace Transportation and Industry (Alcan Global ATI), part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - announced today that employees represented by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 5668 at its aluminum rolling mill in Ravenswood, West Virginia, have ratified a new two-year agreement. The Company continued to operate throughout the negotiations and contract extensions, and looks forward to implementing the new Collective...

2010-07-21 08:31:00

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Summits Research issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for EBAY, RTP, NVDA, JCP, and RSH. To see what our analysts have discovered about these stocks read the Seven Summits Strategic Investments' PriceWatch Alerts at http://www.iotogo.com/s/072110A (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.) Today's PriceWatch Alerts cover the following stocks: eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RTP), NVIDIA...

2010-07-20 00:40:00

PARIS, July 20 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Global Aerospace Transportation and Industry (Alcan Global ATI), part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto, announces that it has signed a contract agreement with Airbus through to 2020 to supply AIRWARE(TM), aluminum-based technology, for the A350 XWB. Contract specific terms were not disclosed. AIRWARE(TM) is a comprehensive offer of complementary Low Density Alloys (aluminum-lithium), best suited to feature in all parts of the...

2010-07-01 09:00:00

ATLANTA, GA/>, July 1/> /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable/>, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - unveiled today its new STABILOY(R) FeederPlex HS(TM) XHHW-2 and STABILOY(R) WIDESTRIPE HS(TM) XHHW-2 aluminum alloy feeder cable products as high speed wiring solutions for use in commercial, institutional and industrial building applications. Both cable products feature a specially designed insulation on the aluminum alloy conductors that allows for fast and easy...

2010-06-16 13:52:00

MONTREAL, June 16 /PRNewswire/ - Landsvirkjun, the Icelandic power utility, and Rio Tinto Alcan have successfully concluded negotiations on a renewed power contract for Alcan Iceland Ltd's aluminium smelter in Straumsvik, Iceland. The new contract runs to the year 2036 whereas the current contract could be extended to 2024 based on Landsvirkjun and Rio Tinto Alcan reaching an agreement by 2014. The new contract also provides for 75 MW of additional power, which is one of the conditions needed...

2010-06-15 11:42:00

ISHPEMING, Mich., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company today announced that its parent company, Rio Tinto, will invest $469 million in the construction of the Eagle nickel and copper project located northwest of the City of Marquette, Michigan (USA) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Funding will enable construction of the new underground mine, associated surface facilities for servicing the mine, rehabilitation of the existing Humboldt Mill, and the development of a...

2010-06-02 16:16:00

TORONTO, June 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX:HW, NYSE:HWD) (the "Company") today announced its first quarter results for the period ending April 30, 2010. First Quarter Highlights: - Consolidated sales increased 4% to $114.0 million from $109.6 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year, resulting in earnings from operations of $1.4 million, compared to a loss of $10.1 million in the comparable quarter of the...


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