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I have been working at Noranda Aluminum Holding full-time (More than 5 years)
I've learned a tremendous amount in my few years at Noranda. Working in a commodity environment certainly hasn't always been easy and requires commitment and hard work. But I feel that working at Noranda has both allowed me to use everything I've ever learned in a way that can make a difference, as well as helping me to develop new skills.
Noranda is a commodity producer, which means it is very subject to price fluctuations, which are in turn very sensitive to global economic conditions and expectations. That sometimes can give the feeling of not being in control of your own destiny. The Company's strategy effectively addresses commodity price risk, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a huge overhang.
Advice to Management
Continue working to restructure costs so that Company can be at least cash flow neutral aluminum prices are low, and make meaningful progress when prices are higher.
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Noranda Aluminum succeeds by keeping its operations -- and profits -- all under the same corporate roof. The company, a vertically integrated aluminum producer, starts the process by producing bauxite in a Jamaican mining project, refining it into alumina in a Louisiana smelter, and then using the alumina to make primary aluminum metal products at its processing facility in Missouri and aluminum coils at four flat rolling facilities in the Southeast. Noranda's primary aluminum products include aluminum rods, extruded billets, and foundry ingots. The downstream ...