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Alcoa CEO touts China deal

Klaus Kleinfeld, chairman and CEO of aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., which has a major manufacturing operation in Blount County, was on CNBC today touting the company’s $7.5B deal with China Power Investment Corp.

Check out Klaus here.

The memorandum of understanding calls for joint efforts both inside and outside china, including development o “clean energy projects such as wind and solar and state-of-the-art aluminum smelting operations. Both parties will also work toward developing high-end aluminum industrial parks,” according to an Alcoa press release.

Renewable energy workshop at Walters State


Wind and solar energy related careers and work force training will be the focus of a workshop next week at the Center for Workforce Education at Walters State Community College in Morristown.


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Renewable Energy and Workforce Development will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The workshop is free but registration is required. Topics to be discussed include, careers around renewable energy, workforce training and educational programs.

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