ATLANTA — Texas-based PyraMax Ceramics LLC will invest $140 million in a manufacturing operation near Wrens, according to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
The company manufactures and distributes a ceramic pellet, known as “proppant,” for use in major U.S. oil and gas fields. PyraMax will create 60 new jobs at this facility along with numerous indirect mining, transportation and services positions.
“We are committed to making Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation to do business and a central plank in our strategy is to boost the manufacturing sector,” Deal said in a news release. “In Georgia, PyraMax will find a progressive business infrastructure, a highly skilled workforce and an abundance of natural resources that will help the company continue to provide the best product to its customers in the energy sector. I am proud that Pyramax chose to locate and manufacture here.”
The PyraMax Jefferson County manufacturing plant will produce ceramic proppant beads for use in the oil and natural gas drilling industry.