Turkish Mining Firm Bringing Manufacturing Plant to Moundsville
A Turkish mining company will bring its first United States manufacturing plant to Moundsville, a move that will create dozens of jobs and lead to an eight-figure investment in the new facility.
CS Global Group, which specializes in barite manufacturing and sales, plans to have that new facility operational in the first quarter of 2022. According to a release from Gov. Jim Justice’s office, it will create 47 new full-time jobs and the company plans to invest $10 million into the facility.
“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.
The company will officially be incorporated in West Virginia as ADO Industries Inc. 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 in other industrial applications.
The company will take over a site in Moundsville with easy access to rail and barge transport systems. It will use existing buildings, such as silos, and also plans to build a new 25,000-square-foot warehouse. Large empty areas at the property will also enable further growth of plant production capacity.
To process raw materials at the Moundsville 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’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.”
Since 2017, there have been 13 major development projects and expansions announced for Brooke, Hancock, Marshall and Ohio counties, totaling more than $1 billion in economic investment.
“We have always had a great trust in the partnership our commission has with the Regional Economic Development Partnership and the West Virginia Department of Economic Development,” said John Gruzinskas, president of the Marshall County Commission. “It’s the dedication of our organizations that enable companies such as ADO Industries to choose to locate in Marshall County.”