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Limestone products manufacturer to expand in Frederick

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Carmeuse Lime & Stone plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Frederick County, creating 25 new jobs.

The company’s $45 million investment includes installation of a new modern kiln to meet growing production demands for its line of lime and limestone products.

“The commonwealth and the Frederick County Economic Development team have been great to work with and have offered Carmeuse an attractive incentive package, which certainly influenced our decision to expand in Virginia versus other states,” Carmeuse Area Operations Manager Jim Bottom said in a statement.

Gov. Bob McDonnell approved a $250,000 performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership program, which is available for existing Virginia companies.

“The lime business is expanding rapidly due to regulations that require coal fired utilities to perform additional scrubbing, and Carmeuse’s consistent growth in Virginia speaks volumes about our positive business climate and wealth of available natural resources,” McDonnell said in a statement.

Carmeuse Lime & Stone has 30 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including limestone quarries, lime plants and limestone mines. It is a subsidiary of Belgium-based Carmeuse Group.

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