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Berkshire Hathaway investing 500 million in new West Virginia manufacturing plant


A long-shuttered aluminum manufacturing plant in Ravenswood will receive new life manufacturing titanium products for the aerospace industry thanks to companies owned by famed investor Warren Buffett.

Gov. Jim Justice, lawmakers and state officials gathered at the West Virginia Culture Center Tuesday to welcome BHE Renewables and Precision Castparts Corp. to West Virginia.

The two companies, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, are purchasing more than 2,000 acres at the former Century Aluminum site in Jackson County to build a modern titanium melt facility powered by solar energy.

The companies call it a first-of-its-kind renewable energy microgrid-power industrial site, representing an investment of $500 million.

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