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2012-01-12 / Front Page

Alcoa to Close Two of the Remaining Six Idled Potlines

Alcoa announced this week that it intends to close two of the six idled potlines at the Rockdale Operations. When this announcement came out, many local people worried about more layoffs at the Rockdale Plant; however, it appears that of the 70 (plus or minus) employees still remaining in Rockdale, there will be no layoffs. That was good news to the area.

The closing of these potlines is part of Alcoa’s attempt to lower the company’s position on the global aluminum cost curve and improve their competitiveness.

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