High-tech firm’s potential manufacturing plans would be a major victory for Southwest Virginia
A high-tech startup company’s suggestion that it could build a manufacturing facility somewhere in our depressed Southwest Virginia coal country is astoundingly welcome news.
According to a recent story by David McGee in the Bristol Herald Courier, this Pulaski, Virginia, firm is developing a filtration system that could efficiently remove pollutants from the emissions of coal-fired power plants and other sources, then package the filtered-out materials for recycling.
The process, which still must undergo extensive real-world testing, could have global clean-energy applications and ultimately create hundreds of jobs in far Southwest Virginia, the story noted.
Some of the jobs, if the process pans out and the plant does locate in our region, could pay up to $40 an hour, said Steve Critchfield, the firm’s president and CEO, in an exclusive interview with the Herald Courier.
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