Alcoa to close idled Point Comfort alumina refinery

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Alcoa Corp will permanently close its idled Point Comfort alumina refinery in the US state of Texas, the company announced on Monday December 16.

"While this decision is difficult because of the long history of operations in Point Comfort, we must eliminate unprofitable capacity and continue to improve our Company for the long term," Alcoa president and chief executive officer Roy Harvey said.

The facility, which has 2.3 million metric tons of annual alumina...

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