West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Gov. Tomblin Announces Texas Company To Open Jackson County Plant

11/21/2013 CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced Carbonyx, Inc., a Texas-based company, will invest tens of millions of dollars in a new Jackson County plant, creating at least 60 jobs. The new plant will use state-of-the-art technology to produce a key ingredient for steelmaking and rely on coal as the main input for its manufacturing process, making it an important new customer for regional coal producers.

"We are excited and honored to welcome Carbonyx to West Virginia," Gov. Tomblin said. "Carbonyx is a tremendous innovator in the steelmaking business--and they've decided to invest right here in the Mountain State because of our top-notch workforce and winning business climate."

"This company could have chosen anywhere in the world to build this plant, and they chose Jackson County," Gov. Tomblin continued. "This means an investment of tens of millions of dollars and at least 60 good-paying jobs, which is great news. The plant's impact will reach beyond Jackson County: Carbonyx will use West Virginia coal to produce a key ingredient for steelmaking, which is in demand from major steel companies. This announcement is a huge victory for our entire state."

"It's a natural fit to make West Virginia home to our Carbon Alloy facility due to its coal reserves, long standing tradition with the steel industry, a proactive government led by Governor Tomblin and, above all, the quality of its people. During our efforts we received unprecedented support from people of all walks of life." said Dr. Siddhartha Gaur, the CEO of Carbonyx Inc.

Carbonyx's patented, cutting-edge technology revolutionizes the way steel is made. For centuries, steelmakers have relied on coke, a high-carbon, hot-burning fuel source, to manufacture their product. Carbonyx has developed a coke substitute called Cokonyx, a carbon alloy that offers both lower cost and less environmental impact than traditional coke.

Carbonyx has acquired a site in Millwood, W.Va. and will commence construction once several key elements are finalized throughout the next several months. They plan to begin construction in 2014. The company expects to hire at least 60 people, and hiring will begin soon after construction. Positions will include management, operators and maintenance personnel. Prospective applicants should visit the company's website at www.carbonyx.com.

Gov. Tomblin and the West Virginia Development Office spent more than a year in talks with Carbonyx officials to land the new plant. The Jackson County Development Authority and the Jackson County Commission also played key roles in securing the Carbonyx investment.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977