Multi-Million Dollar Monolithics Plant to be Built in Southern O - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Multi-Million Dollar Monolithics Plant to be Built in Southern Ohio

Posted: Updated:

SOUTH POINT, O.H. -  HarbisonWalker International (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S., has selected The Point Industrial Park in South Point, Lawrence County, Ohio as the location for construction of its new, state-of-the-art monolithic refractories manufacturing facility.

According to a press release from HWI, the site is subject to completion of the company’s due diligence and finalization of one additional grant application that is in process.

Citing monolithics as a growth area, HWI announced in February 2017 that it is investing $30 million to build a technologically advanced monolithics plant as the next step in its strategy to continuously improve performance and respond to customers’ needs. The new facility will be one of the most technologically advanced refractories plants built in the U.S. and will be operational by early 2018.

“Unlike any other location, The Point offers unique transportation, logistics and business amenities that combine to create an ideal and cost-effective match for the requirements of our new facility. The intermodal transportation features at The Point will ensure efficient delivery of raw materials from nearby suppliers and finished products to customers. The site offers efficiencies that are simply not possible elsewhere,” said Douglas Hall, senior vice president, Integrated Supply Chain, HarbisonWalker International.

Further, the close proximity to suppliers, a supporting infrastructure, incentives, and the potential for long-term partnerships in the area led to the location selection, according to Hall.

“HarbisonWalker International’s progressive attitudes, commitment to its workforce and customers, and emphasis on quality and technology are a perfect fit with our overall approach. We’re so pleased to welcome such an exciting and dynamic company to The Point,” said Bill Dingus, executive director of the Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), developers of The Point.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

    US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:52:08 GMT
    PixabayPixabay
    By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disa...
    By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop's rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disa...
  • Confederate named elementary school changes to Obama

    Confederate named elementary school changes to Obama

    Thursday, October 19 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-10-19 23:15:55 GMT

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the pl...

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy’s only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the pl...

  • Tri-State Area 2017 Trick or Treat Times

    2017 Trick or Treat Times

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:31:45 GMT

    As Halloween is rapidly approaching, it's time to start deciding where you will go trick-or-treating. Numerous locations have announced their trick-or-treat times. More locations will be added as they are confirmed, so check back often. If you know of Halloween events in your area, please email news@wowktv.com with the subject line "Halloween Times". 

    As Halloween is rapidly approaching, it's time to start deciding where you will go trick-or-treating. Numerous locations have announced their trick-or-treat times. More locations will be added as they are confirmed, so check back often. If you know of Halloween events in your area, please email news@wowktv.com with the subject line "Halloween Times". 

  • GovernmentMore>>

  • Whiskey Barrel Company Bringing More than 100 Jobs to West Virginia

    Whiskey Barrel Company Bringing More than 100 Jobs to West Virginia

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:44:03 GMT

    The Great Barrel Company is coming to West Virginia and it will bring more than 140 to 150 new jobs.

    The Great Barrel Company is coming to West Virginia and it will bring more than 140 to 150 new jobs.

  • President Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    President Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:09:48 GMT

    If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

    If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

  • Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

    Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

    Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.

    Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Maggots found in catheter of nursing home resident

    Maggots found in catheter of nursing home resident

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-10-20 16:06:12 GMT

    The survey found the nursing home “failed to ensure necessary care and services were provided for hygiene and urinary catheter maintenance” for one resident.

    The survey found the nursing home “failed to ensure necessary care and services were provided for hygiene and urinary catheter maintenance” for one resident.

  • 10 elementary students had mouths duct taped by substitute

    10 elementary students had mouths duct taped by substitute

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:18:56 GMT

    Authorities say a substitute teacher was removed from a fifth-grade classroom and barred from the campus after 10 students had duct tape placed over their mouths.

    Authorities say a substitute teacher was removed from a fifth-grade classroom and barred from the campus after 10 students had duct tape placed over their mouths.

  • Deputies searching for Martin County's "Most Wanted"

    Deputies searching for Martin County's "Most Wanted"

    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-10-19 19:02:42 GMT
    MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive. According to deputies, Toni Kerr is wanted for the following charges: Bail Jumping, 1st Degree Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), 1st Degree Kerr is a repeated felony offender. If you have any information regarding Kerr's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Martin County ...
    MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive. According to deputies, Toni Kerr is wanted for the following charges: Bail Jumping, 1st Degree Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), 1st Degree Kerr is a repeated felony offender. If you have any information regarding Kerr's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Martin County ...
Powered by Frankly