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