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Alcoa Auburn plant to close

An Alcoa official today confirmed plans to close the manufacturer’s Auburn plant.

The factory, which employs 43, will wind down operations until March, when it will cease production. No plans have been made for the property.

“While this was a difficult decision made necessary by market conditions, we wanted to give our employees as much notice as possible. We recognize how deeply this impacts them, and we are working to support them through this transition process,” spokesman Monica Orbe said in a written statement.

Employees were informed this week.

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