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Ormet Bid Due Date Set for Late June

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Anyone interested in buying the Ormet Plant will have to submit a bid within the next few weeks.

Sources say that June 24th is the date a bid has to be submitted for the plant, equipment, and land.
It's unclear when a decision will be made.   

Tony Montana of  the United Steelworkers says they are prepared to work with any party that is willing to resume operations at the smelter.

Wayzata Investment Partners wanted to buy the Ormet plant if the company could get a reduced electric rate from AEP, however Ormet did not get the relief they asked for from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and the plant shut down in October.

(Related story: Rumors Swirl Over Ormet Plant's Future, No Bids From Potential Buyers)