Century Aluminum Co. is the second-largest primary aluminum producer in the United States. Century Aluminum was formed in 1995 by Glencore International of Switzerland as a holding company for its aluminum-producing assets. These assets consisted of Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation, an integrated producer of rolled aluminum products at Ravenswood, WV a 26.67-percent share in a 215,000 metric-ton-per-year (mtpy) aluminum reduction plant at Mt. Holly, SC. Now, the company owns and operates a 244,000-mtpy plant at Hawesville, KY, a 170,000-mtpy plant at Ravenswood, WV and the plant at Grundartangi, Iceland, which is currently undergoing expansion. Century also owns a 49.67-percent interest in a 222,000-mtpy reduction plant at Mt. Holly, SC. Century's primary aluminum capacity will stand at 785,000-mtpy by the end of 2007.
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