Workers start aluminum smelter pots on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale in 2011. The facility was also on the brink of closure in 2015 and 2016 because of low aluminum prices, but has made a significant comeback in the past year. Tariffs imposed on aluminum imports announced last week by President Trump could stir interest in restarting Alcoa Wenatchee Works, shut since January 2016.
Workers start aluminum smelter pots on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale in 2011. The facility was also on the brink of closure in 2015 and 2016 because of low aluminum prices, but has made a significant comeback in the past year. Tariffs imposed on aluminum imports announced last week by President Trump could stir interest in restarting Alcoa Wenatchee Works, shut since January 2016. Staff The Bellingham Herald file
Workers start aluminum smelter pots on potline B at the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter west of Ferndale in 2011. The facility was also on the brink of closure in 2015 and 2016 because of low aluminum prices, but has made a significant comeback in the past year. Tariffs imposed on aluminum imports announced last week by President Trump could stir interest in restarting Alcoa Wenatchee Works, shut since January 2016. Staff The Bellingham Herald file

Trump’s aluminum tariffs give former Alcoa workers hope in Wenatchee

March 11, 2018 06:00 AM