"Curtailed" but not shuttered entirely, this Alcoa aluminium plant once employed 400 people. The cheapest electricity in the country was not encentive anough to keep the plant open when overseas competition reduced the market price of aluminum below the threshold of profitability for Alcoa. 8 employees currently maintain the mothballed facitiity which everyone hopes will open again this year. The Trump administration is currently considering new terrifs on aluminum which could give America-made aluminum an artificial edge in the marketplace.
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