30 Dec '13, 2pm

Globe Specialty metals ends lockout at silicon metal plant in Quebec #solar

Workers and management at Globe Specialty Metals Inc.'s (GSM, New York City) Becancour silicon metal plant in Quebec have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, ending a lockout at the 45,000 metric ton facility. The plant operated one of its three furnaces during the lockout, and will begin the process of ramping to full production on January 3rd, 2014. Globe expects the facility to reach full production by the end of the first quarter of 2014. “We are extremely pleased to put people back to work in Becancour,” said GSM CEO Jeff Bradley. “This was made possible in large part by the decisions of the Canada Border Services Agency and Canadian International Trade Tribunal that have stopped unfairly traded imports of Chinese silicon metal in Canada as well as the recognition by our union employees of the need to modernize and update the collective bargaining agreemen...

Full article: http://www.solarserver.com/solar-magazine/solar-news/curr...

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