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Economic downturn forces aluminium rolling mill closure

A significant decline in orders has forced the closure of Novelis aluminium sheet mill in Rogerstone, South Wales. Operations will cease by the end of April and mean the loss of 440 jobs.In a statement the company said it was stopping operations because there had been a significant decline in orders. The news follows a 90-day consultation, which started in October 2008, which was designed to get the business through the downturn by identifying measures that ...