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Cimbar Completes $2M Expansion at Wellsville

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WELLSVILLE, Ohio – Cimbar Performance Minerals, which has a new milling circuit in the Wellsville Intermodal Facility, recently installed another scale to expedite truck loading and reduce drivers’ waiting times, Albert Wilson announced Friday.

Wilson is the president and CEO of the mineral processing company based in Cartersville, Ga., that stores and crushes various crude ores, primarily barite, for energy and industrial markets.

Other minerals Cimbar processes and ships to markets in the Midwest and Northeast are talc, calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide.

The next step, Wilson says, “is to begin the installation of our barge load-out system. When completed, this system will convey crude ore directly from the barge crane discharge structure to our newly completed covered ore storage buildings.”

The Columbiana County Port Authority, which has a 60-ton overhead crane in the industrial park to load and unload barges here, is seeking bids to build a second crane that would serve handlers of bulk materials.

Expansion of the Cimbar site in Wellsville, at a cost of $2 million, increased its annual production capacity to 325,000 tons, Wilson says. Integral to the expansion was the silo heating systems and building additional load-out silos to serve its markets.

The expansion of its operations in the industrial park “concentrated on relieving and reducing the harmful effects of frigid winter weather-related problems we have encountered over the last couple of years,” the president says. “Timing was critical” because this winter was worse than usual.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.