Aluminium smelters and cable manufacturers produce rod directly from liquid metal. Several strands are then combined to form electrical wires and cables.
Québec’s value proposition
Alcoa's Bécancour Smelter and Rio Tinto Alcan's Alma Works produce several varieties of rod and cable; General Cable also operates several wire and cable facilities. Intral produces aluminium-clad steel wires and cables as well as aluminium alloy wires, bars and rods, while the multinational company Sural will inaugurate its new rod and cable manufacturing plant in Victoriaville in 2015.