Turkey-based mining firm CS Global Group selected a location in West Virginia to open a new $10 million barite processing plant, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced in a release this week. The facility in Moundsville, WV is expected to create 47 new full-time positions.
“We are so pleased and excited to have found our home base in West Virginia,” Cem Sak, the company’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “West Virginia offers easy access to major cities, and from our experience so far, it’s so welcoming with hospitality, a warm and friendly network and agencies.”
ADO Industries Inc., a CS Global Group company incorporated in the state, will operate the facility. The company processes barite into barium sulfate, a product used in industrial and oil and gas drilling applications. Barite is a mineral found in nature.
The site in Moundsville has a number of existing buildings and solos, as well as convenient access to rail and barge transport. Once ADO Industries takes over the location, a 25,000-sq-ft warehouse will be added to the site, along with a new barite grinding system, including a vertical mill. A second mill, known as a micronizer, will also be installed to produce a fine product used in the paint and automotive industries.
CS Global Group expects the facility to become operational by the first quarter of 2022.