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Alcoa Builds Big at Badin Plant

Major construction work on North America's newest and most modern aluminum smelting plant finished in April 1964. Consisting of two, quarter-mile long rooms, built side by side, is where sugar-like alumina, the oxide of aluminum and other chemicals, are fed into scores of giant bathtub shaped pots, to produce processed aluminum. A $40 million dollar investment on behalf of the Alcoa Company, this plant is projected to ship some 104,000,000 pounds of aluminum this year.
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