CS Global Group, a Turkey-based mining company that specializes in barite manufacturing and sales, will locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Moundsville, West Virginia. The $10 millions project is expected to create 47 new full-time jobs.
The company is taking over a site with easy access to rail and barge transport systems. Existing buildings, such as silos, will be utilized by the company, which plans to build a new 25,000-square-foot warehouse expected to be operational by 2022. Large empty areas at the property will also enable further growth of plant production capacity.
“We are so pleased and excited to have found our home base in West Virginia,” said Cem Sak, Chairman and President of CS Global Group. “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.”
CS Global Group, which operates in more than 60 countries, manufactures and sells barium sulfate, which is used in the oil and gas drilling industry and other industrial applications. The company is officially incorporated in West Virginia as ADO Industries Inc.
“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,” Governor Jim 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.
To process raw materials at the plant, ADO Industries will build a new barite grinding system, which will include a vertical mill that produces a coarse product used in the oil and gas industry. The company plans to also install a second mill, called micronizer, to produce a finer product for use in other industries, such as painting and automotive. The final product, which will be stored in existing silos at the site, will be dispatched in bulk trucks or railcars or in bags, depending on the type of customer.
“We are so thrilled to welcome ADO Industries to West Virginia and help them bring their business to the Northern Panhandle and provide good-paying jobs to the incredible people of Marshall County and Moundsville,” said Mitch Carmichael, Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development. “The leadership of Governor Justice, who has built the ultimate pro-business climate in this state along with the West Virginia Legislature, and the willingness of West Virginians to go the extra mile are just some of the things that made this investment possible. We look forward to working with ADO Industries and CS Global Group for many years to come.”
Several local and state agencies were involved in attracting CS Global Group to West Virginia, including the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, the West Virginia Economic Development Authority, the Regional Economic Development Partnership in Wheeling, and the Marshall County Commission.
“We are fortunate to have a great partner in the West Virginia Department of Economic Development and the strong leadership of the Marshall County Commission,” said Josh Jefferson, President and CEO of the Regional Economic Development Partnership in Wheeling. “Together, they have created great opportunities to welcome investments and job creation in West Virginia. We appreciate the commitment ADO Industries Inc. has made to our region and we look forward to supporting their success.”