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Mason County natives, students say Nucor spells opportunity


APPLE GROVE, W.Va. — Point Pleasant native Jay Jackson and his wife Kayla had to leave Mason County about a decade ago for work.

The couple, both Point Pleasant High School graduates, ended up in Virginia Beach but now they’re coming home.

Jay landed a job at the new Nucor Steel West Virginia Plant that’s just getting under construction along state Route 2 in Apple Grove.

Mason County Commissioner Rick Handley taught Jackson in school and told him about Nucor when the company began looking at the site two years ago.

Jackson, now 30, was at Friday’s groundbreaking for the plant. He told MetroNews he’s glad to be home.

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