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Manchin issues statement on Century Aluminum closure

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s announcement that the Ravenswood Century Aluminum plant will permanently close.

“Century Aluminum’s plant closure in Ravenswood is not only disappointing for Jackson County and West Virginia but also to Century retirees. I have worked tirelessly with federal, state and local officials, company and industry executives and the retirees to reopen the plant and will continuing working to see if we could find a solution and save these jobs and preserve retiree benefits. Although I am saddened to hear of the permanent closure, I will not stop fighting to bring these jobs back to West Virginia, while also ensuring Century keeps its promise to retirees.”

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