Calgon Carbon announces $185M project in Hancock County

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Calgon Carbon, manufacturer of activated carbon products, is increasing production capacity at Port Bienville in Hancock County.

The project represents a corporate investment of $185 million and is creating 38 jobs.

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Calgon Carbon and its parent company, Kuraray, manufacture coal, wood, and coconut-based activated carbon products to meet the water and air purification demands of their customers worldwide.

The company is adding a new production line at its Bay St. Louis facility and increasing production space from 200,000 square feet to 400,000 square feet.

The expansion will increase Calgon Carbon’s total annual production capacity to more than 200 million pounds of granular activated carbon.

Governor Tate Reeves tells us how this benefits the community.  “Calgon Carbon’s innovative products help industries and communities clean their air and water to protect our precious natural resources. This significant expansion will further boost production capacity, increasing investment in our natural resources for future generations by tapping into our skilled workforce and creating 38 new jobs. I’m excited to see more Mississippians get to work and help make these important products that are used across our great nation and across the globe.”