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Mining company locating first US plant in West Virginia

September 17, 2021 GMT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A mining company is locating a new plant in West Virginia, bringing 47 new full-time jobs and a $10 million investment, officials said.

CS Global Group, a Turkish mining company, specializes in barite manufacturing and sales. It is locating its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Moundsville.

The plant is expected to be operating in early 2022, according to a statement from Gov. Jim Justice.

CS Global Group operates in more than 60 countries. It manufactures and sells barium sulfate, which is used in the oil and gas drilling industry and other industrial applications. The company is officially incorporated in West Virginia as ADO Industries Inc., the statement said.

The company plans to build a new 25,000-square-foot (2,322-square-meter) warehouse.