Texarkana Aluminum plant on track to be 100% operational by August
Texarkanagazette - Texarkana Aluminum continues on course to full operational status, estimated to begin in August of this year.
The plant, under its new owners, celebrated the return of operational status in October of 2019. Since then, work has continued.
Recently, production took a bit of a pause during the pandemic, but since then, the plant has resumed making progress.
"During the plant's years in idle mode, Alcoa still had a crew doing basic maintenance on the machinery, running current, lubricating parts, as the company examined market conditions, to decide whether full operations were warranted," said Calum Donnachi, chief operation officer, "At the nine-year mark, they decided to sell the plant. And now, as Texarkana Aluminum, we've begun the process to bring it back to full operations."