CR Minerals is to expand its operations in Pueblo in a move which it says will more than triple production at its fly ash facility in Colorado.
CR‘s president Jeffrey Whidden, says: “The continued growth of our business in CO and declining availability of high-quality fly ash for our customers are the driving forces behind our decision.
“Expanding the plant at this time, even in these uncertain economic conditions, will enable us to serve our customers uninterrupted for years to come.”
The building materials group will invest more than $11 million and add approximately eight more jobs to its existing staff over the next three years.
The facility focuses on the production of a patented remediated fly ash (Tephra RFA) as well as other products (Tephra OG and Tephra NP) that are geared toward the construction materials.
The city of Pueblo through the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation provided $160,000 for the expansion as part of the half cent fund for economic development.