Felman restarts plant in W.Va.
NEW HAVEN, W.Va. — Felman Production is restarting its idled plant in Mason County following an agreement with Appalachian Power on a special electricity rate for the facility.
Operations will resume immediately and two of the silicomanganese plant’s three furnaces will resume full production by the end of July, Felman said in a news release.
Felman had idled the plant that makes the material used in steel production and laid off more than 140 workers in 2013 because of poor market conditions. The company did not say how many will be recalled.
The West Virginia Public Service Commission had authorized a special rate plan for the plant in April.
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