JACKSON COUNTY,W.Va. (WSAZ) -- In less than two weeks, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has made three economic development announcements that promise to bring good paying jobs to the state of West Virginia.
During a news conference Thursday, the Governor announced Carbonyx, Inc., a Texas based company, will open a new plant and create at least 60 jobs.
The plant will open in Millwood. That's in Jackson County.
"We are excited and honored to welcome Carbonyx to West Virginia," Gov. Tomblin said. "Carbonyx is a tremendous innovator in the steelmaking business--and they've decided to invest right here in the Mountain State because of our top-notch workforce and winning business climate."
The new plant will use "state-of-the-art technology to produce a key ingredient for steeling making and rely on coal as the main input for its manufacturing process, Governor Tomblin said.
"This company could have chosen anywhere in the world to build this plant, and they chose Jackson County," Gov. Tomblin continued. "This means an investment of tens of millions of dollars and at least 60 good-paying jobs, which is great news. The plant's impact will reach beyond Jackson County: Carbonyx will use West Virginia coal to produce a key ingredient for steelmaking, which is in demand from major steel companies. This announcement is a huge victory for our entire state."
Construction on the new plant will begin in 2014. The hiring process will begin soon after construction, according to a news release.
The company will be looking to fill positions in management, operators and maintenance personnel.
The governor has been in talks with Carbonyx for more than a year.
If you would like to learn more about the plant, click on the link to the right of this article.