Wednesday, June 1, 2016
"working together on emergency preparations......"
The importance of aluminum plants have an ongoing relationship with local emergency management services cannot be understated. Here is a recent story of how an aluminium plant and their surrounding community are working together to make everyone safer:
The citizens of Nash, Texas, are happy with the return of Alcoa. Alcoa deactivated the plant in 2009 but announced the reopening last year. The casthouse, which employs about 80 people, produces aluminum slab, which is turned into aluminum sheets at plants in Iowa and Pennsylvania. The sheets are used in aircraft and automotive production, as well as other applications. Nash City Administrator Doug Bowers is a big fan of Jeff Teague, a longtime manager with Alcoa and now in charge of the operations in Nash.
The Aluminium Plant Safety Blog commends Alcoa Texarkana and the City of Nash of working together to ensure that the lines of communication are installed and working. On a recent visit to an aluminium plant the plant manager told us that the local fire chief told him that his plant “scares him” because of the variety and severity of hazards that are within their gates. We strongly encourage every plant to develop a relationship their local emergency management departments.
Here is an article that was published in the Aluminum Times magazine that focused on training your local fire departments.