The Point Pleasant Register
April 5, 2014

Felman responds to PSC ruling 

NEW HAVEN —Though the company didn’t get everything it asked for, Felman Production appears to be pleased with Thursday’s ruling from the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia allowing the company to receive a discount off its electricity costs under certain market conditions.

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Platts
April 4, 2014
By Bob Matyi

Felman 'pleased' with power relief; seeks revised USW deal 

US silicomanganese producer Felman Production is "very pleased" with a West Virginia regulatory decision that provides the company with a special variable electricity rate plan, adding a union vote scheduled for next week could also strengthen the "long-term viability" of its currently idled 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven.

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WSAZ
UPDATE: New Deal Could Lead to Felman Production Reopening

April 4, 2014
By Michael Clouse

UPDATE: New Deal Could Lead to Felman Production Reopening 

An alloy plant that has had nearly 200 layoffs during the past year is getting some help from the West Virginia Public Service Commission.

Felman Production on Friday announced that West Virginia’s Public Service Commission issued an order that establishes a special variable rate plan based on market conditions. Specifically, it would determine when Felman would receive a discount off its electricity costs when the ferroalloy market is down and pay a premium when times are good.

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WSAZ
April 3, 2014
By Michael Clouse

New Deal Could Lead to Felman Production Reopening 

NEW HAVEN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- To say the past nine months have been rough for Jeremiah Allison is an understatement. 

"I've been scraping," said Allison. "If it wasn't for family, we wouldn't have made it."

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Charleston Daily Mail
April 3, 2014
By Jared Hunt

Commission approves Felman power rate plan 

The state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a special rate power plan for Felman Production that gives the steel additive manufacturer up to $9 million in yearly discounts to help restart operations at its idled New Haven plant.

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