The Hemisphere: Orders for Kitimat

After earmarking 60% of their production for defense and Government stock piling, aluminum's Big Three in the U.S. (Alcoa, Reynolds, Kaiser) cannot meet booming U.S. civilian demand. No foreign competitor knows this better than Canada's Aluminium Ltd., world's biggest producer of primary aluminum ingot. Its salesmen have been calling on the Big Three. Last week, Aluminium Ltd. closed deals with Alcoa and Kaiser to supply them with a whopping 713,000 metric tons of aluminum during the next five years. Price: more than $300 million.

In lending a hand across the border, Aluminium Ltd. also helped itself, now has an assured market for...

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