Stories tagged: Kaiser Aluminum
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Man rewarded job at Kaiser Aluminum’s mill and $175,000 in discrimination suit settlement
In a settlement in a disability discrimination lawsuit, a Spokane man was rewarded $175,000 and a job at Kaiser Aluminum’s Trentwood mill.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
Neighbors decry planned roundabout on Highway 2 that will lead to Costco development
Costco good. Roundabouts bad. That was the prevailing attitude at an informational open house Wednesday evening at Northwood Middle School, near the site along Highway 2 where Costco is planning …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Spokane Valley fire roundup: ‘Bucket brigade’ douses molten metal fire at Kaiser
A call at the Kaiser Aluminum plant in Spokane Valley early one morning last week led to hours of effort by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews to put out a …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
A reluctant no on Initiative 732
Initiative 732 proposes a carbon tax and frames it as an economist would: If you want less of something, tax it. So it taxes carbon and lowers the sales tax …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Nation’s first carbon tax on the ballot in Washington
Washington voters will decide whether to approve the nation’s first carbon tax in November. Initiative 732 has divided environmentalists and is opposed by business and labor groups.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Kaiser Aluminum cautiously optimistic about new plan to tackle carbon pollution
Kaiser Aluminum officials say they’re cautiously optimistic about Washington’s new proposal for reducing carbon emissions, which could give company’s Trentwood plant credit for previous efforts to reduce energy use.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Spokane County officials optimistic on Costco move, despite toxic chemicals near proposed site
Recent tests have shown high concentrations of the toxic chemicals cyanide and flouride in groundwater near the proposed site of a new Costco wholesaler in Mead. But Spokane County officials …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Landmarks: Kaiser’s ‘architecturally daring’ home came before big business moves
Before Henry J. Kaiser became the huge American industrialist known as the father of modern shipbuilding, prime contractor for Hoover and Grand Coulee dams and founder of more than 100 …
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 10:29 p.m.
Kaiser announces $150 million investment in Trentwood plant
Kaiser Aluminum will spend $150 million on its Trentwood plant over the next five years as part of ongoing investments to make the World War II-era factory more competitive in …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, 8 a.m.
Kaiser’s Trentwood plant continues to reinvent itself
To generations of Spokane residents, Kaiser Aluminum’s Trentwood rolling mill represented steady, blue-collar employment. Landing a union job there is still possible, though it’s a smaller operation than in the …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014, 10:10 a.m.
Boeing turns to Kaiser Aluminum for recycling effort
Boeing will send 22 million pounds of aluminum scrap each year from its factories to Spokane Valley to be recycled. The metal will arrive at Kaiser Aluminum’s rolling mill in …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2013
The next phase: Kaiser’s Mead smelting plant undergoes demolition
Thousands of people drew paychecks from the sprawling Kaiser Aluminum smelter in north Spokane during its more than 50 years of operation. The California company that bought the Mead site …
Tue., March 13, 2012, 11:22 a.m.
Old Kaiser Mead smelter property sells for $1.5 million
A California company that acquires old industrial locations has paid $1.5 million for the former Kaiser Mead smelter operation.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2012
Kaiser unveils $16 million cleanup plan
Kaiser Trentwood’s plant along the Spokane River has a long, illustrative history. Built to produce aluminum for military planes during World War II, the factory later became a steady source …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2010
County OKs rural cluster changes, kid-free development
Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday completed a two-year overhaul of controversial “rural cluster development” standards. The action rounds out a package of reforms designed to make the relatively dense subdivisions …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2010, 1 a.m.
Mead-area housing plan rules out kids
School-age children would be banned from living in a 415-acre development under a proposal Spokane County commissioners will consider Tuesday. A covenant running with the Mead-area land would limit residential …
Sat., Oct. 11, 2008
Kaiser lays off 36 employees
The economic slowdown cost 36 Kaiser Aluminum Corp. workers their jobs this week, but a local union president said those sent home could be rehired when business recovers. Dan Wilson, …
Sun., Feb. 26, 1995
Tentative Agreement In Strike Negotiators For Kaiser, Unions Reword Contract; Vote Tuesday
A strike by the 3,000 United Steelworkers of America - 2,000 in Spokane - ended its fifth day with a tentative agreement announced by Kaiser and Steelworkers representatives after midnight …
Fri., Feb. 24, 1995
Union Leaders Gather To Draft New Proposal Pickets, Meanwhile, Told They Will Be Cited For Blocking Traffic At Local Kaiser Plants
Local leaders of the United Steelworkers of America huddled Thursday to draft a proposal for resolving their four-day-old strike against Kaiser Aluminum Corp. Ron Burke, grievance committee chairman for the …