BILL SIGNING Ravenswood Plant On Track To Start Back Up
Reported by: Elizabeth Norieka
Videographer: Tim Rock
Web Producer: Elizabeth Norieka
Reported: Apr. 2, 2012 8:43 PM EDT
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A bill signing signaling better times to come at Century Aluminum in Ravenswood.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin put pen to paper signing a bill into law, creating the energy intensive industrial consumers revitalization tax credit.
The credit would allow for Century Aluminum to still make money while aluminum prices are low by reducing their cost of power.
It is a moment retirees and those hoping to head back to work have been waiting for.
Century Aluminum shuttered its Ravenswood plant three years ago.
More than 650 people lost their jobs.
It's estimated century would re-open with about 450 jobs, already the plant has started to work on a equitable labor agreement with steel workers.
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