Western Magnesium Plans Harrison County, Ohio, Commercial Plant
The company said it intends to start with the build out of a 100,000 metric tonne plant, the equivalent of 10% of the world’s current supply. Each plant will employ up to 200 full time 500 auxiliary positions. Western Magnesium plans on breaking ground on our new plant in the next eighteen months.
“It’s been a lengthy process for management to find the best opportunity for our first commercial plant. This process was made easier by the hard work and support from JobsOhio and the local authorities and the people from Harrison County who have graciously opened their County to our Company,” says Executive President & CEO, Sam Ataya.
According to company officials, Harrison County proved to be the ideal space for our first plant in the US. The 122-acre property is not only adjacent to the future home of a modern mixed fuels power plant which can provide power to our clean magnesium production, it is close to a dolomite supply and an infrastructure of rail and highway that will carry our magnesium finished product to industries across the United States.
“Ohio is on the cutting edge of developing and utilizing high performing advance materials and Western Magnesium’s decision to locate in Harrison County is yet another example of why Ohio remains a worldwide leader in cutting edge manufacturing. Safe and efficient production of magnesium will no doubt benefit many of Ohio’s industries seeking lighter and more durable metals for aerospace, automotive, and many other applications. We’re honored that Western Magnesium chose to make this important strategic investment in Ohio,” said Dana Saucier, JobsOhio Vice President and Head of Economic Development.
Western Magnesium Corporation is focused on becoming the world's low-cost producer of eco-friendly and high-quality magnesium metal. The company’s future proprietary technology will look to utilize a continuous silicothermic process to produce [99.9%] pure magnesium achieved with low labour and energy costs while generating zero toxic by-products.
“Today Western Magnesium chose a site in Harrison County to be the eventual home to their state-of-the-art plant to produce 99.8% pure magnesium metal with a low-cost and eco-friendly process.” said Ohio Southeast Economic Development President Mike Jacoby. “We thank Western Magnesium Corporation for their decision and we congratulate Harrison County on their economic efforts.”
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