It brings an end to the closure process that started last year. It ends 70 years of manufacturing at the site.

Activities related to the closure included the transfer of products and manufac-turing equipment from the Adrian plant to Hydro’s two other aluminium tubing sites in North America – in Florida and in Mexico.

Demolition work and clean-up operations will begin immediately, with as much of the waste as possible being recycled. Plant manager Greg Hall says he expects these activities to last until the end of September 2010.

Hydro has donated the property to the local township for future development. In March 2009, Hydro announced its decision to close the Adrian plant and consolidate its aluminium tubing operations in North America as a result of the challenging market situation, particularly in the automotive industry. The plant had around 120 employees at the time.