Turkish mining group picks region for new plant

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — When CS Global Group was looking around the United States to locate a plant, the Turkish manufacturer and distributor knew it wanted river and rail access. While it looked in other states, CS Global found what it was looking for along the Ohio River in Moundsville, West Virginia.

Its product is barium sulfate, which is an ingredient in the fluids that are used to drill oil and natural gas wells. It’s also used in paint, fireworks, brake linings and X-ray imaging.

Through one of its other subsidiaries, CS Global distributes barium sulfate and the CS Mining subsidiary creates the barite. The new plant in Moundsville will produce barium sulfate to be shipped to oil and gas drilling sites, particularly in Canada.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times.