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Alcoa announces closure of Point Henry and Yennora Rolling Mills

February 18, 2014 Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today announced it will permanently close its Point Henry aluminum smelter and two rolling mills in Australia. The smelter will close in August and the rolling mills by the end of 2014.
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End of Production at Yennora
December 19, 2014 Alcoa Australia Rolled Products permanently closed its Point Henry and Yennora rolling mills this week, after five decades of operation.

“There is no doubt it is a sad week for our 430 employees, their families and the Geelong and Yennora communities,” said AARP Managing Director Malcolm Murphy.

“I am thankful for the dedication that our people have shown across their Alcoa careers, particularly in recent months when the closure was imminent. A significant amount of change has occurred in our business this year, and our employees have responded in the best way they knew how; by working more safely than ever and delivering a high quality product to customers.”
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