Ormet Seeks Court Order Against Glencore To Stay Open

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Aluminum maker Ormet Corp. says it is seeking a court order against Glencore International AG to prevent the Swiss commodities trader and producer from halting alumina deliveries to its southeast Ohio plant.

Ormet says it filed on Thursday for a preliminary injunction from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

The Canonsburg, PA.-based company says it has a contract for the alumina deliveries and that stopping shipments would force it to close its aluminum-producing plant in Hannibal, which employs about 1,000 workers.

Glencore spokesman Marc Ocskay says some alumina shipped to Ormet comes from a refinery that has been temporarily shut down, and the company is not required to provide it from another source.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by V on Apr 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM
    I hope Ormet wins this one or Monroe County will be devastated!! When is the job loss going to stop?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2009 at 05:07 AM
    Ormet will loose as stated below. Business is business if there wasnt anything in the contract that prevented this situation a court injuntion will not work. If the contract stated they must provide their product from a different supplier then they will be ok.It has alot to do with the wording of the contract and how Glencore worded it and Ormet accepted it.
  • by rollo Location: marietta on Apr 17, 2009 at 09:37 PM
    Ormet, IMHO, will lose this simply due to this : free market,freetrade, free to do business, the way one sees fit. A court will not TELL a company from another country how to do business, let alone even from this nation. All i can say is that i dont see this going ormets way at all. It makes ormet look weak and sorta desperate. I hope things will work out for folks that work there. But, we have seen this movie before and know the ending.
  • by notamyname Location: stmarys on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:21 PM
    Why do you think they will lose this in court Rollo?
  • by Grady Location: The valley on Apr 17, 2009 at 03:46 PM
    I hope Ormet can stay open; good jobs to be had there. But, if i worked there, id be looking REAL fast for more secure employment. But as stated already, it doesnt look good.
  • by rollo Location: marietta on Apr 17, 2009 at 02:08 PM
    business, its not personal. ormet will lose this in the courts.
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