Platts
April 9, 2014
By Bob Matyi

Felman labor vote result likely by Apr 11: USW

Union employees at Felman Production's idled 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven, West Virginia, are voting this week on a modified labor agreement with results of the balloting to be known by April 11.

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The Wall Street Journal
April 8, 2014
By Joe Parkinson

Stalin-Era Cable Cars Make for Thrilling Daily Commute, but Some Want Upgrade

CHIATURA, Georgia—The world's most terrifying commute isn't on the 405 in Los Angeles or the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in New York. It is in a rusty gondola high above this town in the Caucasus Mountains, built when Joseph Stalin still ruled the Soviet Union.

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AMM
American Metal Market

April 8, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

Felman restart would take ‘several weeks’ 

NEW YORK - Felman Production LLC said it would take several weeks to restart operations at its New Haven, W.Va., silicomatiganese plant should it agree to a special electricity rate plan.

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AMM
American Metal Market

April 7, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

Market divided on Felman rate impact 

NEW YORK - Silicomanganese traders are divided on whether free-market spot prices will be negatively impacted after Felman Production LLC won a special electricity rate for its New Haven, W.Va., smelter.

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The State Journal
April 7, 2014
By Linda Harris

PSC approves special rate plan for Felman Production's New Haven plant 

The state Public Service Commission has approved an electric rate discount of up to $9 million a year for Felman Production's silicomanganese plant in New Haven, leaving it to company officials now to decide if they can live with the terms.

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