More fallout from the September 11th terrorist attacks is falling on eastern Iowa.
Alcoa’s Davenport Works is delaying, for a few months at the minimum, the completion of an 88-million dollar expansion project. Plans to hire about 50 new workers also have been put on hold due to a decline in Alcoa’s aluminum airframe business. Officials say a 30-percent increase in the need for aluminum has become a 30-percent decline. The decline in air travel has Alcoa’s aerospace customers canceling lots of orders. Production of aluminum for aerospace companies had made up 30-percent of work at the plant, just north of Davenport in the Scott County town of Riverdale.