Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin made the following statement on the success of the Century Aluminum negotiations:
"Century Aluminum and its retirees have reached an agreement in principle. We are thrilled Century Aluminum has reached this agreement, and although the details are still to be worked out, we are encouraged to be closer to reopening the plant," Gov. Tomblin said. "Century Aluminum is a critical piece needed to bring back hundreds of jobs and revitalize Jackson County."