Belmont County named site for possible multibillion-dollar ‘cracker’ plant

Plant handling natural-gas component would be Thai-Japanese venture; final decision expected in 2016 It is not every day that elected officials from Appalachian Ohio get to announce the possibility of a multibillion-dollar development. So Belmont County leaders had reason to enjoy news yesterday that a planned ethane “cracker” plant is envisioned for a site near […]

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Ethane cracker may be built in shale gas-rich Belmont County

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — A Thai petrochemical and refining company is considering Belmont County as a possible site to build a refinery that would make ethylene and other plastics from shale gas. PTT Global Chemical, Thailand’s largest integrated petrochemical and refining company and the Marubeni Corp., a Japanese investment adviser, have discussed the project for the […]

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Belmont County Ethane Cracker Decision by End of 2016

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Instead of seeing local ethane flow to Gulf Coast petrochemical plants, Belmont County officials hope a pair of Asian firms will use the liquid to employ thousands of construction workers and hundreds of permanent employees via a $5 billion cracker complex. On Wednesday, Belmont County commissioners and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said […]

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Governor Announces Ethane Cracker Sited in Belmont County

April 22, 2015 Rob Nichols, Governor’s Office, (330) 760-7582, Rob.Nichols@governor.ohio.gov Matt Englehart, JobsOhio, (614) 300-1152, Englehart@jobs-ohio.com BELMONT COUNTY NAMED FINAL CANDIDATE FOR POSSIBLE PETROCHEMICAL FACILITY Global Chemical Group Selects Ohio for Potential Multi-Billion Dollar Investment COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand’s largest integrated petrochemical and refining company, […]

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Swiss Wheel Wins United States Championship Cheese Title

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (March 19, 2015) – A national panel of expert judges today named a Swiss wheel as the 2015 U.S. Championship Cheese. Team Guggisberg Sugarcreek, of Guggisberg Cheese, Millersburg, Ohio, took top honors out of 1,892 entries from 28 states for their Swiss wheel. Out of a possible 100 points, the Swiss wheel scored […]

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Bimbo Bakeries opens distribution center in South Point

Bimbo Bakeries, the parent company of Heiner’s Bakery in Huntington, has opened its new 40,000-square-feet distribution center. During an open house Saturday, Mike Stearns, a sales executive with Bimbo, said the new distribution center is a welcome expansion and will allow the bakeries in Huntington to run more smoothly. During his speech, Stearns also made […]

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Swiss company secures financing for $899 million gas-fired power plant in Carroll County

Swiss company Advanced Power AG announced Tuesday that it has arranged financing for an $899 million power plant near Carrollton. The 700-megawatt plant, Carroll County Energy, will be powered by natural gas from eastern Ohio’s Utica Shale. It could produce enough electricity to power 750,000 homes; Carroll County is home to about 29,000 residents. Partners […]

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AcuSport Corp.: Automation that’s right on target

A goods-to-person picking solution moved AcuSport from conventional to automated DC processes. The result is lower fulfillment costs and better customer service. AcuSport, a distributor of shooting sports products with headquarters in Bellefontaine, Ohio, has a vision to connect the nation’s independent retailers with the sport’s manufacturers to better serve the consumer. Its focus is […]

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A Taste of ACEnet

To continue the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, Kroger in Athens is holding a Taste of ACEnet event next week. Josh Wise, manager of the store located on East State Street, said the idea for the event came from the continuing mission to promote local businesses and ACEnet. The […]

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Chillicothe Ranked Among Top 100 Micropolitan Areas

CHILLICOTHE – Chillicothe has been ranked as one of the top 100 micropolitan areas in the country for 2014, and local officials say the designation puts the city in a good position moving forward. Site Selection Magazine, which focuses on corporate real estate and economic development, recently released its list, which ranked Chillicothe in a […]

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