Alliance hoping to start sand-drying plant operations next month
PICAYUNE — A company building a sand-drying plant to service the oil industry is eying an August start-up.
Jacque Ballay, vice president in charge of marketing and sales for Alliance Consulting Group, LLC, tells the Picayune Item when the plant cranks up, it will be able to handle a maximum of 200 truckloads of sand per day, based on demand for the product.
The plant covers 30 acres and stretches along the Norfolk-Southern railway from Picayune’s southern city limits to Holcomb’s Crossing near Nicholson community.
Ballay said 50 workers would run the operation. He says the plant might initiate another round of hiring based on the demands of the market, when the company begins production.
“Depending on what our orders are, we have plans for expanding the facility, and that would entail hiring more employees,” said Ballay.
He said phase two of the plant calls for installing another drier, he said.
The plant will process the sand, which will be mined from local and area pits, producing a fine sand for the oil drilling industry. Ballay said it would be shipped throughout the United States by truck and rail.
Alliance Consulting Group is headquartered in New Orleans.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- WILLOUGHBY: Mayo Flynt leads AT&T Mississippi by enjoying both work and workers
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Gary Herring building tomorrow by educating today
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option
- 'Blue Economy' important for Mississippi's future
- J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring