Canada: Aluminium Unlimited

In Canada, where superlatives are especially prized because there are so few of them, the favorite word of Montreal's Aluminium Limited is "biggest." Aluminium* prides itself on having the world's biggest aluminum smelter, the biggest private hydroelectric project, and the biggest bauxite production. Last week, at its annual meeting, Aluminium announced the best superlative of them all: in 1962 it comfortably maintained its lead as the world's largest primary aluminum producer. As sales rose 8% to a record $515 million, and profits jumped 24% to $34 million. Aluminium poured 790,000 tons of...

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