Alcoa warns Eastalco workers of smelter's possible closure

Oct 13, 2005 | 10:55 AM | David Brooks

Alcoa Inc. has confirmed that it has issued notices to more than 600 employees at its Eastalco aluminum smelter in Frederick, Md., that the plant will be curtailed if a new competitive power supply cannot be secured within the next two months.

Alcoa said it will continue to produce at Eastalco for as long as possible but would avoid incurring incremental costs. At the same time as winding down, however, the company would avoid moves that would make it difficult to reverse the shutdown if a solution to the power problem is found.....

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