Gramercy Alumina

September 06, 2005 16:04 ET

Gramercy Alumina Donates $200,000 to Hurricane Relief Effort

GRAMERCY, LOUISIANA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 6, 2005) - Gramercy Alumina today announced it has donated $200,000 towards hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The donation is made through the support of the company's owners, Century Aluminum Company and Noranda Aluminum (a unit of Falconbridge Limited).

$150,000 has been allocated to the American Red Cross's hurricane relief funds, while $50,000 will be allocated to relief efforts directly in the Gramercy area.

"The relief effort currently underway is enormous in scope. We hope that our donation will serve to lessen suffering in the region and in our own community," said Parviz Farsangi, President and General Manager of Gramercy Alumina and St. Ann Bauxite Mine. "As members of this community, we are fully committed to working alongside our neighbors to re-build the areas that have been damaged and destroyed."

The Gramercy Alumina refinery received only minor damage during the hurricane. Many employees suffered loss of personal property, and the company is working to assist employees, Farsangi said.

"Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this devastating natural disaster," said Bill Brooks, President of Noranda Aluminum. "We fully support the quick action Gramercy has taken to address concerns of employees and of the local community."

"All of us at Century Aluminum Company are saddened and concerned by Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact," said Jack Gates, executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Many Gramercy Alumina employees have been impacted by this disaster. We hope that this contribution will bring relief to affected families and their loved ones."

Gramercy Alumina is an alumina refinery located in Gramercy, Louisiana, owned 50% by Century Aluminum Company and 50% by Noranda Aluminum (a unit of Falconbridge Limited). Gramercy Alumina produces 1.25 million metric tonnes of alumina annually.

Contact Information

  • Gramercy Alumina
    Parviz Farsangi
    (225) 869-2450
    or
    Century Aluminum Company
    Michael Dildine
    (831) 642-9364
    or
    Noranda Aluminum
    Bill Brooks
    (615) 771-5714