New Coal Innovation Could Create New Jobs in Ohio County


A brand new innovation in terms of coal has just been announced Tuesday and could have some positive domestic and international results.

Touchstone Research Laboratories in Wheeling have developed a coal-based carbon foam material called CFOAM and the company says two manufacturing spin-off efforts will help to create new products and jobs from the newly developed material.

Brian Joseph, President of Touchstone Research says, this is a double win for the Mountain State.

“We have probably added about ten jobs since January and I expect to see substantial increases in employment at the end of this year and the beginning of next,” said Joseph.

Both initiatives are said to build on the decades of development of the carbon foam using coal.

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