Lawrence County plant to open in October

Lawrence County plant to open in October

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - American Silica LLC, a $48 million sand processing plant will open soon in Lawrence County.

It is expected to add up to 50 jobs in the area.

According to a report by Talk Business & Politics, the company plans to be in full operation in Black Rock by October.

The company's vice-president said the weather put them behind, but they are back on schedule now.

Most of the 50 employees will be truckers hauling sand to the plant.

American Silica produces sand using hydraulic fracturing. The company also owns a quarry near Cave City.

For more information on the plant and their production, click here.

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