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Vale Inco tightening up on suppliers

Vale Inco tightening up on suppliers

The executive director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) said Vale Inco is becoming much more rigid about how it purchases mining supplies from his members.
Vale reports 42 per cent drop in net income

Vale reports 42 per cent drop in net income

Vale SA, the world's leading iron ore producer and second-largest nickel producer, has seen a 42 per cent drop in its net income between the first and second quarters of 2009, attributing it in part to the rising costs and the weakning US dollar.
Weak nickel demand hangs over Vale Inco strike

Weak nickel demand hangs over Vale Inco strike

Contract issues may separate Vale Inco and striking United Steelworkers at the company's Sudbury and Port Colborne operations, but it's the market that will likely cause the strike to drag on, according to a senior economist with Scotia Capital.
Weak nickel demand hangs over Vale Inco strike

Weak nickel demand hangs over Vale Inco strike

Contract issues may separate Vale Inco and striking United Steelworkers at the company's Sudbury and Port Colborne operations, but it's the market that will likely cause the strike to drag on, according to a senior economist with Scotia Capital.
USW and Brazilian union CUT join forces to support Vale workers

USW and Brazilian union CUT join forces to support Vale workers

The United Steelworkers (USW) have formed a partnership with CUT Brazil, one of the country's largest industrial labour unions, to support workers in negotiations with Vale in both countries.
Lake Superior aggregates quarry gets green light

Lake Superior aggregates quarry gets green light

A northeastern Ontario quarry on Lake Superior has been given an approval by a provincial planning tribunal to start mining aggregate.
Strike at Vale Inco Sudbury

Strike at Vale Inco Sudbury

Arming themselves with homemade signs and Canadian flags, United Steelworkers Local 6500 Vale Inco employees in Sudbury walked off the job and onto the picket lines, 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Vale Inco axes 54 Sudbury jobs but becomes Canadian, U.K. operating hub

Vale Inco axes 54 Sudbury jobs but becomes Canadian, U.K. operating hub

Sudbury will become Vale Inco's centre of operations in Canada and the United Kingdom in a restructuring move that also resulted in cutting 140 white collar positions worldwide, including 54 in Sudbury.
Sudbury mining supply and service sector gets major funding boost

Sudbury mining supply and service sector gets major funding boost

After waiting three years, the first wave of funding for a study of Northern Ontario's mining supply and services sector has arrived that will ultimately propel the industry from obscurity to the forefront, said the head of a Sudbury manufacturers gr
Sudbury operations 'non sustainable': Vale Inco CEO

Sudbury operations 'non sustainable': Vale Inco CEO

Vale CEO Roger Agnelli has said the company's Sudbury Inco operation is the "highest-cost operation and it's not sustainable," according to reports from Bloomberg.