Ormet’s Hannibal Plant Closing Set For Sept.

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A Monroe County aluminum plant is just weeks away from shutting down, due to rising power costs, according to the company.

Ormet Aluminum plans to shut down its Monroe County reduction plant beginning in September.
In July, Ormet issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice for its Hannibal operations.
While the plant is located in Monroe County, it has traditionally employed workers from neighboring Washington County, including New Matamoras and Newport. 
Residents there say the planned closing would be another blow to the area's economy.
Ormet says any layoffs would be gradual; possibly lasting to the end of the year.