Company held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the new aluminum lithium operation that is expected to begin production in 2014.
While I’m sure science fiction enthusiasms are in their backgrounds, their main motivation is to make more of what they have a lot of already -- money.
Rare Element Resources promises high-wage jobs and economic vitality, but longtime ranchers worry about traffic, water quality and a change of the pace of life.
The company is expected to face calls during its first shareholder meeting for more transparency on its deals in resource-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Copper prices for May delivery climbed 6.5 cents to $3.84 per pound, while gold, silver and palladium all fell.
The IG Metall union says some 800 workers at a Daimler AG auto plant went on strike because they want a 6.5 percent raise.
The CEO said the $1.2 billion expansion was influenced by a decision to extend Alabama's tax incentives for new industries.
About 66,000 of the potentially defective air packs, manufactured by CSE Corp., did not recycle oxygen fast enough to help endangered miners.
In a job where employees deal with heavy, hot molten iron, there is undoubtedly added dangers, but Bremen Casting is seeing a dramatic decrease in injuries thanks to the added safety measures put into place.
Steel makers bounced back in the first quarter, but shipments and sales continue to lag pre-recession levels.
Two Google executives and filmmaker James Cameron plan on sending space-ready robots to extract gold and platinum from asteroids within 10 years.
The global production of key metals increased more than 14 percent in 2010 marking a robust recovery from the sharp decline spurred by the 2009 global recession.
Malaysia granted Lynas a two-year license to operate the first rare earths plant outside China in years, but regulators might keep plans at bay.
Factory production dropped 0.2 percent in March, but manufacturing output still rose at an annual rate of 10.4 percent for the first three months of this year.
A former manager at a southern Kentucky aluminum production plant has pleaded guilty in federal court to environmental charges.
Hoping to restore hundreds of manufacturing jobs, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin came up with a plan to make the Century Aluminum plant more competitive.
BHP Billiton's iron ore president, who earlier this month sparked a sell-off in global stock markets with gloomy comments on China's economy, is resigning.
Stillwater Mining Co. of Billings says the partnership with Mitsubishi will help finance an open-pit mine near Marathon, Ontario.
The 2012 Safety Award of Honor is presented to companies having perfect safety records — no recordable injuries or illnesses for calendar year 2011.
The Exxon Valdez, responsible for one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history, has been bought by an Indian company almost certainly to be scrapped for its steel.
Boliden is currently ramping up a new plant adjacent to its existing electronic scrap recycling facility at the Rönnskär copper smelter in northern Sweden - an expansion that will almost triple recycling capacity from 45,000 metric tons to 120,000 metric tons a year, making it the largest e-scrap recycling facility in the world.
Tim Scott prayed with about 150 workers that S.C.'s state-owned utility will agree on a power rate reduction so the aluminum plant can remain open.
A fabricated steel company is expanding its operation in Denham Springs with the purchase of buildings once used by an iron foundry.
Obama said rare earth materials are too important to U.S. businesses for his administration to stand by and do nothing.
The Obama administration hopes to pressure China to end its export restrictions on key materials used to manufacture high-tech goods.