June 30, 2014
By Bob Matyi

Felman to restart one silicomanganese furnace on July 2, second furnace in August: USW

Felman Production is aiming for a partial restart on July 2 of its idled 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in West Virginia, a United Steelworkers union official told Platts on June 30.

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Ryan’s Notes
June 27, 2014

SiMn prices hold

Prices for silicomanganese markets were holding level, week-on-week, as buyers closed a few inquiries and tenders for material. In the US, a buyer concluded near the bottom of the CRU Ryan's Notes' range of 57-61 cents per lb, ex-warehouse. The range could likely consolidate further as the most recent transaction has settled beneath 60 cents per lb, ex-warehouse. As has been the case, while spot market activity has reduced greatly, contract business was still relatively firm last week.

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June 25, 2014
By Bob Matyi, with Anthony Poole in New York

Felman's West Virginia silicomanganese plant unlikely to restart before July: AEP

Felman Production's idled 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven, West Virginia, is unlikely to be restarted until July at the earliest because a special electricity rate contract recently signed by the company and its power provider has yet to be filed with state regulators, Appalachian Power said.

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American Metal Market
June 23, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

 SiMn mart bearish ahead of Felman planned restart

NEW YORK - Silicomanganese market sentiment is trending towards bearish, with an expected restartof Felman Production LLC prompting spot prices to firm below 60 cents per pound.

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Charleston Daily Mail
June 22, 2014
By Jared Hunt

Felman rate plan almost complete

Appalachian Power and Felman Production plan to have a new power rate agreement filed with the state Public Service Commission by the end of the month.

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