Century Aluminum to temporarily close Kentucky plant on high energy prices (NASDAQ:CENX)

Century Aluminum to temporarily close Kentucky plant on high energy prices (NASDAQ:CENX)

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Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) said on Wednesday it will closee its smelter in Hawesville, Kentucky, for 9-12 months as “a direct result of skyrocketing energy costs,” affecting more than 600 workers.

The Hawesville facility is Century’s (CENX) largest smelter in the U.S. and the largest producer of military-grade aluminum in North America.

The company said the power cost required to run the plant has “more than tripled the historical average in a very short period.”

Century Aluminum (CENX) shares touched a 52-week low of $8.44 in Wednesday’s trading as prices for aluminum and other industrial metals continue to fall sharply.

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