U.S. Aluminum Production In Steep Decline04:50
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The American company now known as Alcoa first commercialized aluminum production more than 100 years ago. That grew into a thriving industry employing tens of thousands of workers around the country. Stiff competition from China and other parts of the world has decimated this sector of American manufacturing.

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  • Tom Banse, regional correspondent for the Northwest News Network, part of the Here & Now Contributors Network. He tweets @TomBanse.

This segment aired on February 15, 2016.

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