Tiwai shuts one production line to manage virus risk

Tiwai shuts one production line to manage virus risk
Gavin Evans
The Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, the country’s biggest single-site exporter, is trimming production to better manage health controls at its site near Bluff.The company plans to shut line 4, the smallest of its 'pot lines' this week and reallocate the 35 workers to the smelter’s other three lines.New Zealand Aluminium Smelters chief executive Stewart Hamilton said the firm had worked hard to find ways to minimise risk to staff while the operation – which usually employs about 990 staff and contractors - continued. Non-operational staff ar...

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