Century moving ‘full speed ahead’ on restart

By Dave Taylor

Century Aluminum is moving “full speed ahead” on the process of spending $100 million to restart and upgrade the three idled potlines at its Hawesville smelter and hire 300 workers, despite concerns over several countries receiving exemptions to aluminum and steel tariffs that were recently put in place to save the respective U.S. industries from unfair foreign competition.

“They’re prepping line five for restart now,” Century Executive Vice President and General Counsel Jesse Gary said Wednesday. “There’s a lot of pre-work to be done before you put the pots on power. “They’ve got to go dig out those pots, get them prepped… so that’s what’s going on right now and they’re actively working on that.”

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