(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Alliance Metals.)
By John Gutekunst | Parker Pioneer
Alliance Metals says they have made changes to their plans, and they want McMullen Valley residents to give them a second look. To that end, they held an “open house” Feb. 29 at the Centennial Community Center between Salome and Wenden. Loren Barton, Alliance’s Vice President, was on hand to answer questions. He spent much of the time in the middle of crowds of residents who had plenty of questions and comments.
Alliance Metals has plans to build an aluminum recycling smelter at the intersection of U.S. Route 60 and Centennial Park Road, on the site of what was once a large cotton gin. There has been substantial opposition to the plant from area residents. Their concerns range from hazardous materials used and produced in the smelting process, emissions from the plant, traffic on U.S Route 60, and the site’s proximity to a flood zone.