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Mining company opening first US plant in Marshall County

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — A Turkish mining company has selected Marshall County as the location of its first manufacturing plant in the United States.

Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday announced CS Global Group will open a facility in Moundsville through a $10 million investment. The company is taking over a location with access to rail and barge transportation systems. CS Global Group plans to utilize existing infrastructure as well as build a new 25,000-square foot warehouse and new barite grinding system.

The company plans to hire 47 full-time workers.

“We’re really building something incredible in West Virginia and I want to thank CS Global Group for coming here and adding another brick to our strong economic foundation,” Justice said. “An announcement like this just goes to show that the outside world is finally waking up to the fact that West Virginia is the diamond in the rough they all missed.”

CS Global Group manufactures and sells barium sulfate, which is used in oil and gas drilling in addition to other industrial processes.

“We are so pleased and excited to have found our home base in West Virginia,” company CEO and President Cem Sak said.

“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. As a final note, you’ve got to be in it to win it. We are here to grow many more years to come.”

The company is aiming for the facility to be operational by the first quarter of 2022.

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