Smelter on Road to Restart

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Alcoa's Warrick Operations facility covers 9,000 acres. Alcoa's Warrick Operations facility covers 9,000 acres.
WARRICK COUNTY -

A big industrial property in southwest Indiana is set to restart in the coming weeks. The Courier & Press in Evansville reports three of five potlines closed two years ago by the Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) at the Alcoa Warrick Operations will be open again by the end of the summer and 275 jobs that were cut will come back along with it.

The smelters, the company tells the publication, will continue to be powered by coal mined from local areas, including the Liberty Mine in Booneville. Alcoa has been granted preliminary approval by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to use coal from the Liberty Mine.

The smelter operation were closed in 2016 and you can connect to more about the restart from the Courier & Press by clicking here.

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