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Isolatek announces $8 million investment

Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Isolatek International, 701 N. Broadway announced an $8 million dollar investment to improve their facility in Huntington on Thursday, May 31. Isolatek will be investing the money in cutting-edge, natural gas technology to replace their coke-burning furnaces.

The two-phase investment plan will involve replacing their current Foundry Coke furnace technology with coke-free technology. Foundry Coke is a refined coal product. Isolatek is expecting improved energy efficiency and lower emissions as a result of the project. The Isolatek plant produces spray-applied fireproofing materials that are used in commercial and industrial construction.

Jakub Tomaszewski, plant manager at the local facility, said “Our products help save lives.” He continued, “The move is expected to retain the 50 jobs and create more in the future.” Tomaszewski also stated, “This facility will be the first of its kind in the United States and only the second in the world. The technology is from Germany.”

Isolatek has nine employees that have been with the company for the entire 30 years of business in Huntington and 20 employees that have been with the business for 20 years or more.