- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

BENWOOD, W.Va. (AP) - Murray Energy is expanding its coal preparation plant in Benwood.

Construction of a new coal processing facility is underway at the Ohio County Coal Co. prep plant.

Murray spokesman Gary Broadbent tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register (http://bit.ly/1CALVxL ) that the $45 million project will increase the plant’s coal processing capacity by 38 percent.

The project is expected to be completed by late spring.

The prep plant employs 66 workers. Ohio County Coal’s Ohio County Mine employs 733 workers.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net

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