Essar-Cliffs tension at fevered pitch
By: Ian RossCut off from its iron ore supply, Essar Steel Algoma has
filed a request for a temporary restraining order in an Ohio court against
Cliffs Natural Resources.In an Oct. 6 news release, Essar said the matter is before a
federal judge in Cleveland, Ohio.“Essar Steel Algoma fully expects Cliffs to h...
Sault innovators sought for annual recognition awards
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre is now accepting
nominations for the 2015 SSMARt Innovation Awards. This year’s theme is
Celebrating a Decade of Innovation.Now in its 10th year, the event highlights innovations in
science and technology, showcasing some of the best and brightest contribut...
Cliffs terminates pellet deal with Essar
By: Northern Ontario Business staffCliffs Natural Resources announced that it has terminated an
agreement to supply Essar Steel Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie with iron ore
pellets.The Cleveland iron ore miner, most noted in the North for
its ill-fated attempt to develop a chromite mine in the James Bay lowlands,
said the decision w...
Women in Mining hosting panel discussion
By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Northern
Ontario chapter of Women in Mining (WIM) is hosting a career-building panel
discussion in Sudbury on Oct. 15.The panel
discussion will include speakers Marcel C. Faggioni, president and senior consultant
with Integrity Management Consulting Group; Samantha Espley, director of mines...
Alicia Woods named manager of Marcotte Mining
By: Northern Ontario Business staffMarcotte Mining Machinery Services Inc. has appointed Alicia Woods as general manager,
effective immediately.Woods, the daughter
of Paul Marcotte, a company founder, has more than 15 years of experience in
the mining supply and service sector and previously worked in various
capacities, from ac...
Essar Steel Algoma lays off 100
By: Northern Ontario Business staff(EDITOR’S NOTE:
This story originally appeared on Sootoday.com.)Roughly 100
people will be laid off at Essar Steel Algoma as the company cuts costs in the
face of poor market conditions.Brenda Stenta,
Essar Steel Algoma's manager of corporate communications, said the company does
Pele loses monazite processing partnership
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA deal with a Chinese company to process monazite in
Elliot Lake has fallen through for Pele Mountain Resources.Pele had until Sept. 30 to get support from the Chinese
government for its proposed joint venture with Sheng Kang Ning (SKN) Mining Investment
Co. Ltd., which would design, build and o...
Businesses feted at Northern Ontario Business Awards
By: Northern Ontario Business staffMore than 400 business
and opinion leaders from across the North celebrated the achievements of 11
companies and individuals at the 29th annual Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA)
gala on Oct. 1 at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay.NOBA has become
the largest annual gathering of its kind in N...