Revival of aluminum plant gives hope to struggling southeast Missouri community

By MissouriNet

Mar 07, 2018

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One of the poorest Missouri counties and Congressional districts in America is getting up to 400 new manufacturing jobs.

A press release from Rep. Don Rone, R-Portageville, says a company called Magnitude Seven Metals will announce its plans on Friday to reopen the former Noranda aluminum plant near New Madrid – a factory that closed in 2016 and put 900 Missourians out of work. According to the city administrator, an explosion at the Noranda plant that caused a lot of damage, the price of aluminum and the cost of electricity contributed to the factory’s demise. He says the community is still dealing with the economic blow from the plant’s closure.

Read the full story at missourinet.com.

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