Final Chapter of Ormet Plant Closing – Utica Could have Saved It May 20, 2014 Economic Impact, Industrywide Issues, Monroe County, Ohio, Regulation A sad footnote to a sad story. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) played a high stakes game of chicken with Monroe County, OH’s largest employer–the Ormet aluminum smelter plant that at one time employed 900 people–and lost… Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!) Related Post navigation Moody’s Report: Marcellus Rearranges the U.S. Pipeline PictureUGI Natgas Price Increase for 2 Regions, Decrease in 3rd Region You do not have permission to view the comments. Click here to cancel reply. Please Login to post a comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email.