The former Alcoa Eastalco Works plant will be dismantled, making way for the company to sell the 2,200-acre property near Adamstown.
Earl Robbins, director of state and local government affairs for Alcoa, on Friday provided Frederick County lawmakers with an update on plans for the site.
Eastalco closed the aluminum smelting plant in 2005, but hasn’t redeveloped or sold the site. During a snowstorm last quarter, one of the key buildings on the site collapsed, Robbins said. The collapse spurred the company to make a final decision to close the plant for good.
Robbins told the delegation that the company is going to begin dismantling the plant, a process that will take about 18 months.
More information about the demolition and the company performing the work is expected to be announced next week.
The company has not made a final decision about whom it is selling the land to, but it is competing for the federal government to choose it for a future Department of State training facility.