NY blasts Alcoa over plans to close potlines
Jan 21, 2014 | 10:34 AM
| Michael Cowden
CHICAGO Alcoa Inc.s decision to permanently close two potlines at its Massena East smelter in New York sparked an angry response from Gov. Andrew Cuomos office, with the state hinting that the aluminum producer could be in breach of a long-term power supply agreement.
Alcoa has been working with local unions to keep job cuts to a minimum and with the state to manage any contract issues, a spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh-based company said Jan. 17.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state power organization in the United States, and Alcoa have agreed to a hydropower contract that extends to 2045 with an option for Alcoa to extend the agreement until 2055, Cuomos office has said (amm.com, July 2).....
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