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Lexus aluminium facelift

Lexus explained that they are picking up on the aluminium trend to reduce the weight of the RX Facelift drastically. The aluminium parts will shape the hood, tailgate and closures of the vehicle.

Unfortunately, Lexus has yet to share any figures to confirm on the improvements. This will have to wait until the RX Facelift makes its debut later this year.

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Noranda: Appointment of Richard B. Evans as Chairman of Board of Directors

His executive management experience encompasses engineering, operations, finance, sales and strategy. The company also announced that the Board of Directors appointed its former Board Chairman, William H. Brooks, to serve as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr Brooks previously served as Chairman of the Board from March 2008 to May 2015.

"Noranda is fortunate to have a proven, respected leader like Dick Evans to head a board that possesses an exceptional amount of executive, financial, operational, and leadership expertise," said Layle K....

Sapa to close Perfialsa plant

The company has announced the decision to the workers' committee at the Perfialsa plant in order to begin the negotiation process, and has conveyed its willingness to propose an extensive social plan for the affected employees. The decision potentially affects all the 70 employees at the plant.

Sapa Extrusion Perfialsa has been negatively affected by the weak aluminium extrusion market in Spain, where consumption dropped more than 60% between 2007 and 2013. After several years of losses, there was no other option than to close the plant.

“We appreciate all...

Bridgnorth Aluminium mill plan approved

The new mill, which is part of a £41 million extension of Bridgnorth Aluminium’s factory, was given the go-ahead by Shropshire Council’s south planning committee.

Plans for the rolling mill at the plant in Stourbridge Road include a slightly larger building at the centre of the complex, an oil filter plant and transformer enclosure, two new exhaust stacks that will not rise above the current height of the buildings, plus a new air purification building with its own stack.

Bridgnorth Aluminium took over the former Novelis mills in 2010 and now employs...

Community Advisory Group established to inform Bauxite Miners

The Fortuna Project, which is 100% owned by BRL, has recently completed a scoping study and is undertaking follow-up studies in relation to obtaining port access required for direct shipment of bauxite. The Felicitas Project is being developed by BAJV, in which BRL is a partner, and is currently in feasibility stage. The Felicitas Project has a resource of approximately 230 million tonnes of bauxite and the Fortuna Project has a resource of 40 million tonnes of bauxite. Both projects offer significant benefits for the local community including local employment, opportunities for local...

Alcoa named Platts Metals Company of the Year

Platts named Alcoa Metals Company of the Year, the publication’s highest award, for all-around excellence in executing a metals strategy. The company also received the Aluminum Industry Leadership Award for taking decisive action resulting in substantial transformation in the industry and for demonstrating leadership, innovation and financial success. Alcoa has been undergoing a significant transformation, building its value-add portfolio of multi-material, innovation-rich businesses, and creating a globally competitive commodity business.

“By transforming Alcoa,...