The Canadian PressFebruary 17, 2014 20:33
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Alcoa Inc. said Monday that it will close an aluminum smelter and two mills in Australia by the end of the year.
The company said it has been studying options for a 50-year-old smelter in Geelong, Victoria, for two years and will close it in August. The smelter has about 500 workers.
A rolling mill near the smelter and another mill and recycling centre in Yennora, New South Wales, will close by year end. They employ an additional 480 people.