East Alton Mayor Fred BrightAs Olin Corporation continues to move to Mississippi, fewer people will be employed at the once-thriving plant in East Alton.  While that is bad news for those impacted by layoffs, it will not necessarily put a direct hit on the village’s finances, according to Mayor Fred Bright.

Bright tells The Big Z the impact may be felt more down the road.

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Olin Brass was sold to new owners a couple of years ago.  Bright says they have reinvented their business and now sell what is known as red brass, which is used in nuclear reactors and high-pressure vessels.  With a patent on the product, he says the future looks promising for the business.


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