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[1 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 4,432 views]
Saint-Gobain to invest $100 million in Bauxite

On Tuesday, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe held a meeting at the Bauxite Community Center that Saint-Gobain, a French Company, will invest in a $100 million facility in Bauxite that will create 140 jobs in Saline County.
Saint-Gobain already has a facility in Bauxite that supplies material for its ceramic manufacturing process. The products at issue are called proppants — small, spherical ceramic beads used in natural gas fracture mining. The main component in proppants is bauxite, which is available in abundance in Saline County.
Why is the announcement significant? Frankly, Saline County …