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New Kensington

New Kensington, city (1990 pop. 15,894), Westmoreland co., SW Pa., on the Allegheny River, in a coal-mining area; laid out 1891 on the site of Fort Crawford (1778), inc. as a city 1933. Aluminum products have been made there since 1892. Other industries produce include ceramics, machinery, concrete, plastic and rubber products, crushed stone, and chemicals. A branch of Pennsylvania State Univ. is in New Kensington.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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