Alcoa East to reopen, rehire 100

Much needed good news for Massena this evening. Alcoa East announced it’s holding a press conference tomorrow morning. According to the Watertown Daily Times, the aluminum will reopen the plant after a two year layoff:

David W. LaClair Jr., president of United Steelworkers Local 450, is meeting with Alcoa representatives this afternoon to confirm the news.

Mr. LaClair said he understands that approximately 100 employees laid off when the plant was idled in March 2009 will be returning back to work…

“Of course we’d be very thrilled an excited,” Mr. LaClair said. “It’s great news for Massena and the surrounding communities. It’s something that Massena needs.”

Read the full article here.

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2 Comments on “Alcoa East to reopen, rehire 100”

  1. Paul says:

    This is great. It is good to see jobs, and ones where folks are actually making things. We have become a country that just cuts each others hair. A service based economy is not all we need.

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  2. Mervel says:

    Great, rising basic commodity prices do have a positive impact.

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