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Aleris idles West Virginia plant

Aluminum producer, Aleris will cease operations at its Bens Run, West Virginia, aluminum recycling facility. The projected closing date is March 1, 2013.

Jason Saragian, director of communication for Aleris, said 30 to 40 employees will be impacted.

Aleris’ Bens Run facility produces pyramid and cone-shaped deoxidizers used in the steel industry that help remove impurities during the steel-making process. The facility also produces aluminum ingot in multiple alloys and manufactures recycled secondary ingot and sows.