Old Ormet Site in Monroe, OH Shopped as Power Plant Location

Going back a few years we’ve written about what used to be Monroe County, OH’s largest employer–the Ormet aluminum smelter plant–at one time employing 900 people. Ormet tried to get a price concession on electricity but couldn’t, so the plant closed (see Final Chapter of Ormet Plant Closing – Utica Could have Saved It). Niagara Worldwide bought the plant out of bankruptcy and renamed it Center Point Terminal. Early on they worked to convert part of it as a transloading facility for the shale industry (see Out with Old Ormet Plant, In with New Center Port Transload Facility). They also converted part of it into a barge facility (see New Ormet Aluminum Plant Owner Shops Barge Facility to Shalers). Niagara is now advertising the site as a perfect location for natural gas-fired power plants to locate at…

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