Century Aluminum Says 250 Workers Will Stay
By The Associated Press
HAWESVILLE, KY - Century Aluminum says about 250 employees will remain  working at its Hawesville Smelter in western Kentucky.

The Messenger-Inquirer reported in a statement  Wednesday, the company said that the plant will continue operating at about 40 percent capacity after Oct. 24. Company officials had originally planned to shut  down the smelter on that date, citing a stagnant aluminum market and low prices  for Chinese aluminum.

The company now says it will keep two pot lines operating at the plant.

Century Aluminum's spokesman Kenny Barkley says the company would monitor the  economy and the price of aluminum to determine if the two pot lines would  continue operating.

Barkley says the company believes it can still operate with two pot lines and  be profitable. 

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Published 03:15 PM, Friday Oct. 02, 2015
Updated 08:43 AM, Saturday Oct. 03, 2015

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