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Ormet plant shutdown: ‘Tragic’

1,000 jobs gone from the region’s economy

October 7, 2013

The shutdown of operations at Ormet Aluminum’s Hannibal plant could force nearly 1,000 workers into the unemployment line, but the closing will also affect many others, according to the head of the......

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NasCarNut

Oct-07-13 8:06 AM

Let the blame game begin...

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JoshBrown

Oct-07-13 8:21 AM

The Company will be bought and reopened by different owners once everything is converted to natural gas.It's a one of a kind plant that the EPA would never let be built anywhere else in the country.

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chugger

Oct-07-13 4:32 PM

It seems that Rep. Andy Thompson or Rep. Bill Johnson could have intervened in this matter and done something for Southeast Ohio.

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newworld

Oct-07-13 4:44 PM

They already got a rate reduction once and now want another one. Shut the place down and move on,

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thegreek

Oct-07-13 5:35 PM

Shame on MT. A Fact that was left out.... There is a GLUT of aluminum in the warehouses because of the demand for aluminum. !!!! This has EVERYTHING to do with this decision. The representatives have done all they can unless you want them to but up all the excess aluminum. !!!It would have done very little for SE Ohio. The majority of Ormet employees are from West Virginia... What did WV do to help but whine that AEP wasn't giving them enough discounted electricity. Millions of dollar worth.!!!!But this info may make the democrats in CHARGE look BAD so it was quelled...I feel for the employees too but it is what it is...

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thegreek

Oct-07-13 5:35 PM

BUY up all the excess aluminum. Sorry.

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Thrifty

Oct-08-13 1:26 AM

This shouldn't be a surprise; the folks in Beverly let the Obama EPA thugs run roughshod over them in closing all the power plants; we in Marietta already lost Gorsuch; all owing to unsettled science about atmospheric carbon. Now we find out that methane releases from natural gas frac(k)ing appears to result in a net life-cycle greenhouse gas contribution that is greater than the life-cycle atmospheric carbon contribution of coal-fired power plants.

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thegreek

Oct-08-13 1:44 PM

Stonecold, Obummer has given the US EPA more power and might than any other president. !!! That is a fact.. He has publically announced his war on coal and encouraged the EPA to go after mining and coal plant generators !! Bush may have done what you say but he tried to balance it out somewhat so the price of electricity wasn't going up !!!

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thegreek

Oct-08-13 1:46 PM

There was a chance that the Beverly plant could have been spared some of the EPA's cruelty if a new coal friendly president was elected that had a little common sense and wasn't an anti business development pres. but we all know that did not happen.

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NasCarNut

Oct-08-13 3:25 PM

Bush may have done what you say but he tried to balance it out somewhat...

LOL, Bush doesn't know the definition of the word balance...

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luvthesouth

Oct-08-13 9:42 PM

NasCarNut, one may assume you know the definiton. however, i can assure you that while you are writing about him, he is definitely not writing about you. LOL

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