Revere investigating morning power outage

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Revere Copper Products is investigating the cause of a power outage that shut down the plant for much of the morning today, company officials said today.

The power at the landmark plant in east Rome went out at about 8 a.m., a half-hour after the day shift began and was restored by approximately 10:30, human resources manager Mike Kimmel said.

“We’re not sure what tripped out on our substation that we have, our main power feed. We’re still looking into why it tripped, but we were out for about two and a half hours.”

Other than a couple of spent fuses, no damage was detected, and no one was hurt, Kimmel added.

Revere Copper makes copper in various forms for architectural, electrical and industrial users and is considered one of the country’s oldest manufacturers. About 320 people work at the 1 Revere Park facility in Rome.

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