Alcoa Plant Announced

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In 1956, Alcoa confirmed their plans to build a plant at Yankeetown. It was to cost $80M, produce 150,000 tons per year, employ 1,200, and have a payroll of $5M. Here’s a 1956 photo of the lone Culley power plant and it’s single unit (46MW, 1955-2006) on the proposed 6,000ac Alcoa site. Since then, Units 2 (104MW, 1966-2023) and 3 …