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Tomblin Announces New Plant, At Least 60 Jobs Coming To Jackson County

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Katelyn Sykes
Reported: Nov. 21, 2013 7:35 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 21, 2013 1:01 PM EST

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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday that a new plant is coming to Jackson County that will provide at least 60 new jobs and an investment of tens of millions of dollars.

At a news conference, the governor said Carbonyx will be locating a new facility that will make use of a state-of-the-art coke substitute with a carbon alloy that uses coal material.

"This is truly a great day for Jackson County and the state of West Virginia," the governor said.

Tomblin said since the 1600s, iron and steel have relied on coke in the steel making process, but environmental regulations in the United States have made that challenging. He said it was fitting that a company that boldly has found a new use for coal is building an "environmentally friendly" facility in West Virginia in Jackson County.




Join wchstv.com for live online coverage at 11:30 a.m. Thursday of West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's expected announcement of plans to open a manufacturing plant in Jackson County.

Carbonyx, a carbon alloy manufacturing plant, already has Ravenswood listed in the job section of its website, but nothing is listed yet.

The Charleston Daily Mail reported Carbonyx will open in Jackson County bringing hundreds of jobs to the area and millions of dollars to the state and local economy. The company plans on buying land owned by Century Aluminum to build the plant.

The governor's office said it will have an economic development announcement at 11:30 a.m. Live stream coverage of the news conference can be viewed on the wchstv.com website at this link




A big economic development announcement is planned for Thursday morning at the West Virginia State Capitol.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has planned a press conference for 11:30 a.m.

According to a Charleston newspaper, Carbonyx, a carbon alloy manufacturing plant, will open in Jackson County bringing hundreds of jobs to the area and millions of dollars to the state and local economy. The company plans on buying land owned by Century Aluminum to build the plant. Eyewitness News checked Carbonyx's website and found Ravenswood listed under their job section but nothing has been listed yet.

According to their website, Carbonyx will produce coconyx which is a carbon alloy material that replaces traditional coke in the steel manufacturing process. The company said it's more environmentally friendly, compared to other manufacturing processes.

Keep checking wchstv.com and watch WCHS at 12 p.m. for the latest developments from this announcement.



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