Canada Eliminates Countermeasures as the United States Lifts Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum

May 20, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada

When the United States imposed unjustified tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, the Government of Canada stood up for our country's steel and aluminum workers, industries, and communities – imposing reciprocal, dollar-for-dollar countermeasures against imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S., to encourage the full removal of the U.S. tariffs.

Canada stood firm and did not back down until this outcome was achieved on Friday, May 17, when the U.S. announced that it would eliminate tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum within two days. Canada also agreed to eliminate its countermeasures against the U.S.

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Explosions as a result of water/molten metal contact are well known accidents in the metallurgical industry that sometimes have significant human and material consequences. Following the reception of aluminum turning at our sister Cie Sotrem, in which we found a plastic cleaner container, it seems essential to remind us of this important safety rule. 

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It is with pleasure that we welcome in early 2019, 5 new operators and 1 electromechanic within our team. We will support their arrival in the team and enable them to live in a dynamic and cooperative environment where each individual, by his involvement and his versatility, plays a determining role.

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Implementation of a new quality policy at Shawinigan-Aluminum

The president and CEO of Shawinigan-Aluminum asigned last November, the new Quality policy of the plant. In a quality management system, a quality policy is a document developed by management to express the directive of the top management with respect to quality. The quality policy reflects the management’s commitment to quality that counts for an organization. It is integrated with corporate objectives and values.

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In order to maintain the high level of expertise of our specialists and witness technological breakthroughs on aluminium, our metallurgists from Shawinigan Aluminium and Sotrem-Maltech will be attending the 148th annual meeting and exhibition march 10-14. 

TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

March 10-14, 2019 | Henry B. González Convention Center | San Antonio, Texas

The TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition brings together more than 4,000 engineers, scientists, business leaders, and other professionals in the minerals, metals, and materials fields for a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary exchange of technical knowledge.

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