Platts
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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Platts
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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FELMAN PRODUCTION TO RESTART ONE FURNACE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

NEW HAVEN, W. Va. (July 1, 2014) – Felman Production, LLC (“Felman” or the “Company”) today announced that it will immediately begin to resume plant operations following an agreement that it has reached with the Appalachian Power Company (“APCo”) regarding a market variable electrical rate. The rate was a necessary component in enabling the ongoing economic viability of Felman’s New Haven manufacturing site.  The Company plans to fully resume production in two of its three furnaces by the end of July.

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American Metal Market
AMM
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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