Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement on the news that Alcoa had reached an agreement to allow Massena West to continue operations:

“This is welcome news for our North Country community and will keep about 600 good paying jobs in our area," said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I have been in contact with Alcoa officials throughout the year and visited the plant this past May. I saw firsthand how important this company has been as an employer to generations of North Country families. Today’s news is the culmination of advocacy from the Alcoa workforce as well as local, state and federal officials. While this is a welcome announcement, I remain committed to working in Congress to help grow the North Country economy so that we can create good paying jobs for North Country families.”