COOSA COUNTY. Ala. – More jobs will soon be coming to Coosa County.
On Tuesday, Westwater Resources announced its plans to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County.
Plant construction will start later this year, with the graphite processing plant operating by the end of 2022. During phase one the plant is expected to employ at least 100 full-time employees.
“This is exciting for Coosa County,” said State Rep. Ben Robbins. “Westwater had seven or eight different sites to choose from and chose Coosa County because of it being so close to 280.”
According to Coosa County District 5 Commissioner, Lamar Daugherty,the company will purchase graphite from other areas to begin the refining process, with hopes to start mining in Coosa County in the near future.
“There are several logistical issues that have to be taken care of before they begin mining, however this has major potential for Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties,” said Daugherty.
This will be a multi-phase project that could take up to seven years to complete.