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State interested in possible industrial sites in Hancock

Several topics of interest were discussed at the Hancock County Industrial Foundation’s monthly board meeting on Tuesday, August 23. Michael T. Baker, Director of Economic Development for the Hancock County Industrial Foundation, said their mission has always been to create jobs and help sustain an economic environment that makes this community a destination for the…

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Chinese power shortages could mean boost for American aluminum producers

China is facing an energy crisis. The global industrial power produces about 56 percent of its electricity through thermal production methods, utilizing coal, much of which is imported from Australia. The energy shortage has resulted in significant impact to China’s manufacturing sector in the three main industrial provinces – Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong – as…

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Prime industrial site coming available in Hancock County

Earlier this year Big Rivers Electric Corporation started the process of dismantling the Kenneth Coleman power plant outside of Hawesville. The company shuttered the facility a few years ago, and made the decision to take the plant down shortly thereafter. “As of now, it will be late spring or early summer of 2022 before the…

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