Worker Kevin Daniels works on an aluminum smelter pot on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale in 2011. Alcoa said Monday, Nov. 2 it will idle its Ferndale smelter but has not announced how long the plant will be closed. Casthouse operations at the plant will continue.
Worker Kevin Daniels works on an aluminum smelter pot on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale in 2011. Alcoa said Monday, Nov. 2 it will idle its Ferndale smelter but has not announced how long the plant will be closed. Casthouse operations at the plant will continue. File The Bellingham Herald
Worker Kevin Daniels works on an aluminum smelter pot on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale in 2011. Alcoa said Monday, Nov. 2 it will idle its Ferndale smelter but has not announced how long the plant will be closed. Casthouse operations at the plant will continue. File The Bellingham Herald

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