Business expansion, partnership create 60 jobs in Natchez

April 18, 2012

Economic Development

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials with the Blaine Companies and Fores Canada Inc. announced the creation of 60 new jobs for Natchez and Adams County.

The two companies are partnering to produce and strengthen frac sand. Frac sand is used by the oil and gas industry for hydraulic fracturing of conventional and unconventional reservoirs, such as shale wells, to enhance oil and natural gas recovery.

In a released statement Gov. Bryant thanked the companies, “I am grateful for their confidence in our workforce and their investment in our state, and they will play a vital role in expanding our energy economy.”

The investment of both business expansions is $34 million.

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Stephen McDill joined the Mississippi Business Journal in 2008 after working in radio and television. He is a graduate of Belhaven University and has won awards for his writing and photojournalism from the Associated Press and Mississippi Press Association.

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