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Ormet to close potlines

Updated: Friday, October 4 2013, 05:14 PM EDT



Ormet is in the process of shutting down its last two potlines, a move that affects about 1,000 workers.

NEWS9 confirmed the information through a USW 5724 staff representative. The representative said management made the announcement to the union committee and Ormet employees around 3 p.m. Friday.

The representative said this would be an orderly shutdown and by the end of next week, no potlines will be running.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, it was not clear if the shutdown will be permanent.

In early August, Ormet began shutting down two more of the six potlines at the plant. Two others were shut down last fall, leaving only these last two running.

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Ormet to close potlines

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