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2009-06-05 02:00:00

MONTREAL, June 5 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, is launching its global Sustainability Moments(SM) campaign to coincide with World Environment Day celebrations. "This internal campaign is intended to increase awareness and educate employees about sustainability throughout the next year. Sustainability is a core value for Alcan Packaging, and we hope this will inspire all our employees to organise activities that will positively contribute to our...

2009-06-04 06:00:00

TORONTO, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW, NYSE: HWD) (the "Company") today reported first quarter results for the period ending April 30, 2009. The Company recorded a consolidated net loss of $45.1 million or $0.68 per share for the quarter, compared to net earnings of $21.3 million or $0.35 per share in the first quarter of the prior year. Consolidated net loss for the quarter included a non-cash dilution loss of $34.2 million or $0.52 per share as...

2009-06-02 08:24:00

MONTREAL, June 2 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, has been recognised for outstanding achievements in printing and graphics by both the Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global (PLGA) and the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC). "Alcan Packaging's creative and dedicated technical experts continue to deliver valuable services to our customers, and to offer bright, original and attractive packaging," said Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, President and CEO,...

2009-04-29 07:00:00

MONTREAL, April 29 /PRNewswire/ - Rio Tinto Alcan and Sohar Aluminium have now reached full production at their joint venture facility in the Sultanate of Oman. The newly inaugurated aluminium smelter has an initial production capacity of 360,000 tonnes per year and is positioned in the first quartile of the industry cost curve. "The Sohar Aluminium project is an example of a mutually beneficial partnership," said Tom Albanese, Chief executive, Rio Tinto. "With access to an ongoing,...

2009-04-02 15:30:00

TORONTO, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW, NYSE: HWD) today reported fourth quarter and annual results for the period ending January 31, 2009. The Company recorded consolidated net earnings of $70.1 million or $1.15 per share for the year, compared to net earnings of $106.4 million or $1.82 per share in the prior year. Consolidated net earnings for the year included a non-cash write-down of the goodwill relating to the retail operations of $93.8...

2009-03-18 09:00:00

MONTREAL, March 18 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan - introduces the new Adjust-to-Fit(TM) line of adjustable wall and floor brackets for its MODEX(TM) brand of modular wiring systems. "Ease of installation and being able to adapt to job site changes are common concerns for our customers. The Adjust-to-Fit(TM) line is designed to help with simple, quick installation of prefabricated wiring assemblies by addressing the challenge...

2009-03-09 08:00:00

PARIS, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, was presented with two honours at the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards in Naples, Florida, on 25 February 2009. It was named Silver Award Winner in Sustainability & Environmental Achievement for the Softsoap(R) Hand Soap Refill Pouch, and Silver Award Winner in Packaging Excellence for the Ore-Ida(R) Steam n' Mash(TM) package. "We are dedicated to delivering inspired, innovative and sustainable...

2009-03-09 00:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) announced today that it has agreed to purchase Rio Tinto's Jacobs Ranch mine in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming for $761 million. In 2008, Jacobs Ranch produced 42.1 million tons of high-quality sub-bituminous coal for sale to power generators located throughout the United States. The transaction includes 381 million tons of low-cost coal reserves (as of Dec. 31, 2008) that are contiguous to Arch's Black Thunder...

2009-02-09 08:00:00

MONTREAL, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan - has launched WIDESTRIPE(TM) XHHW-2 cable for use in wiring applications in residential, commercial and industrial construction requiring phase identification. As the most recent addition to the STABILOY(R) family of aluminum alloy building wire products, WIDESTRIPE(TM) XHHW-2 single phase conductor is identified with three wide color stripes embedded within the surface of the...

2009-01-21 14:24:00

MONTREAL, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Alcan Global Aerospace, Transportation and Industry (ATI), part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan - will implement a workforce reduction plan at its Ravenswood facility in West Virginia. The plan is expected to impact 168 roles (140 permanent and 28 temporary employees) and is based on Alcan Global ATI's current vision of the economic conditions weakening the aerospace and general engineering markets. "These...