YRPHeader2013fullrounded

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Current Time 4:26:52pm
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:13

Ormet Corp. workers dealing with aftermath of closure

Written by 

ODJFS sends "rapid response" team to help employees consider options


MONROE COUNTY, Ohio -- Dozens of displaced Ormet Corp. workers packed a Monroe County union hall on Tuesday afternoon, focused on getting back to work.
The state Department of Job and Family Services sent representatives as part of a "rapid response" team to help workers explore options available to them, from new jobs to benefits. More than 900 workers from southeastern Ohio were impacted by the closure of the aluminum production plant, announced earlier this month.
Ormet officials said they were forced to shut down the Hannibal plant after a rate reduction settlement failed to compensate for budget shortfalls. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio sat down with Ormet and AEP Ohio officials earlier this month to settle the long-time rate dispute. Ormet said a multi-million dollar sale to Wayzata Investment Partners was contingent on lowering the amount the company paid for electricity.
The steelworkers' union and Monroe County Commissioners called on Gov. John Kasich and other state lawmakers to intervene of behalf of the leading employer in Monroe County, but to no avail.
It was unclear how many displaced workers would be able to find employment through the state's "rapid response" program.

Z. Daniel Barnett

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Twitter Feeds
  • Facebook Links
  • Free Text Alerts

Follow us on Twitter!

AVC News - Daily Local Headlines and Alerts

AVC Sports - Local HS Sports Scores

Get Text Message Local News Alerts and Local HS Sports  Scores on Your Cell Phone!

YourRadioPlace.com will alert you to the latest breaking LOCAL news, weather school closings and local HS sports scores for all the games we broadcast via Text Messages to your cell phone or PDA! Sign up now for this FREE service! (Message and Data Rates May Apply - See details under read more link)

AVC Local News Alerts:   Text keyword: AVCNEWS to 41411
Local HS Sports Scores:  Text keyword: AVCSPORTS to 41411

Message and data rates may apply. To Opt-out text STOP to 41411. For more information text HELP to 41411.

Popular Articles...