Construction began in Durango this week on a plant that will manufacture chemical supplies for the mining industry.
United States-based Chemours Chemical Company, the world’s largest producer of solid sodium cyanide, is building the US $150-million factory in Gómez Palacio, part of the metropolitan area known as La Laguna.
The plant will support the growing needs of the mining industry in Mexico, said company president and CEO Mark Vergnano, adding that Chemours has been operating in Mexico for over 90 years.
The investment will create 350 jobs, the company said.
The project follows the reversal of plans for another factory in Guanajuato.
Chemours had applied last year to build a plant to produce sodium cyanide, a key ingredient in mining operations, but changed its plans last month after facing strong local opposition.
That facility was to have been built in San Luis de la Paz, in the north of the state.
Chemours was founded in 2015 after it was spun off by DuPont and has 26 manufacturing plants around the world. One of its better known products is Teflon.
Mexico News Daily