Platts
May 5, 2014
By Bob Matyi

Felman delays decision on US silicomanganese plant restar

Felman Production is delaying a final decision on the possible restart of its idled 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven, West Virginia, until regulatory challenges to a favorable April 3 Public Service Commission ruling are resolved, a company spokesman said on May 5.

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American Metal Market
AMM
April 28, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

US ferromanganese spot prices increase

New York - Spot prices for medium-carbon ferromanganese have risen, with market participants optimistic that the return of Felman Production LLC won’t affect silicomanganese pricing.

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Ryan’s Notes
April 25, 2014

Felman Production workers agree to terms 

Local media outlets in New Haven, West Virginia reported this past week that members of the United Steelworkers Local 5171 agreed to contract revisions at Felman Production's silicomanganese smelter. The plant previously ceased production in mid-2013.

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Associated Press
April 23, 2014

Felman Production workers OK contract revisions

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. (AP) — Felman Production CEO Mordechai Korf says the idled Mason County manufacturer is one step closer to resuming operations.

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Charleston Daily Mail
April 22, 2014
By Jared Hunt

Union workers approve Felman contract

Union workers at Felman Production have approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the company, bringing the idled Mason County manufacturer one step closer to restarting operations.

The union vote comes as the state Consumer Advocate Division and an industry advocate group want the state Public Service Commission to reconsider the special power rate plan it recently approved for the company.

 

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