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$4 million investment provides new facility for Noranda workers

Saturday, May 5, 2012

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Noranda officials treated visitors to a tour of the New Madrid plant's $4 million change house Friday. Pictured facing the camera in one of the locker rooms, from left, are: Frank Davis, plant manager; Wayne Hale, Upstream president; Kip Smith, Noranda president; and Tim Froemling, project manager for the change house construction.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Change house is part of effort to create 'better environment'

scottw@standard-democrat.com

MARSTON -- Change has never been easier at Noranda.

A grand opening for Noranda's new $4 million change house was Friday morning at the facility, the latest structure to go up at the company's New Madrid plant located at the St. Jude Industrial Park just outside of Marston.

In his welcoming remarks, Frank Davis, plant manager, happily noted the facility was completed "on budget, on time" by the Robinson Construction Company of Perryville.

With his office being located just west of the change house, Davis said he "watched it go up on a day-to-day basis."

Layle K. "Kip" Smith, Noranda's president and chief executive officer, said Friday was "a wonderful day for us as a company."

The change house will provide "a better environment for the people who work here," Smith said.

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