Workers start aluminum smelter pots on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale, Feb. 15, 2011. The smelter, a major contributor to Whatcom County’s Gross Domestic Product, was in the process of winding down at the end of 2015 before it was saved from closure in 2016.
Workers start aluminum smelter pots on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale, Feb. 15, 2011. The smelter, a major contributor to Whatcom County’s Gross Domestic Product, was in the process of winding down at the end of 2015 before it was saved from closure in 2016. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
Workers start aluminum smelter pots on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale, Feb. 15, 2011. The smelter, a major contributor to Whatcom County’s Gross Domestic Product, was in the process of winding down at the end of 2015 before it was saved from closure in 2016. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

When it comes to making things, Whatcom County grew in 2016

September 22, 2017 05:00 AM