Gov. Tomblin announces new state-of-the-art plant in Jackson County

Local - 11/21/2013 5:30 PM by Rebecca Turco

CHARLESTON - At least 60 jobs will be created as part of a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art plant in Jackson County.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday that Carbonyx, a Texas-based company, will invest tens of millions of dollars in the project. The plant will use coal to produce a key steelmaking ingredient, according to officials.

Tomblin said the investment is beneficial not only to the state, but also to the coal industry. “Not only is it creating jobs and not only is it creating investment in Jackson county, but it opens up a whole new market for the use of coal in West Virginia,” said Tomblin. “I think it's a win-win situation not only for Carbonyx and the state of West Virginia, but also it helps the coal industry.”

Carbonyx has acquired a site in Millwood and they plan to begin construction in 2014, according to officials.


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