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Coal processing plant expected to bring 500 jobs to the region

Coal processing plant expected to bring 500 jobs to the region
Published: Apr. 13, 2022 at 6:53 PM EDT
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MASON COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A new coal processing plant that’s expected to bring about 500 jobs to Mason County was announced Wednesday.

West Virginia was among other states in contention for the plant, which will be built in the Point Pleasant area by Frontieras North America, a subsidiary of Frontier Applied Sciences.­

“They looked in Wyoming, they looked in Texas, they looked in different places in West Virginia, but they decided to come here,” Mason County Development Authority Director John Musgrave said.

He and fellow members of the Mason County Development Authority are beyond excited for the opportunity – something they’ve been working on for the last two years.

“This company is a great company,” Musgrave said. “Going to offer good jobs and opportunities, so this is going to be important for the whole region, not just Mason County.”

The plant is expected to process nearly 3 million tons of coal every year and open in late 2023 or early 2024.

U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is a wonderful example of that hard work coming to fruition. The new Frontieras commercial plant … is a project that will benefit our region for decades to come. Thank you to Frontieras for choosing the Mountain State. I am thrilled to welcome you to our community.”

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