Credit: WhiteRock Pigments
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, Governor Matt Bevin announced WhiteRock Pigments, Inc. will locate a $179 million chemical manufacturing operation in Hancock County, a project expected to create 124 full-time jobs. WRP will locate in the former Alcoa building on River Road in Hancock County, just northwest of Hawsville. The 305,000-square-foot facility on 65 acres has remained vacant the past nine years. Work to rehab and up fit the building and property could begin in January, with the plant’s opening planned for April 2020. WhiteRock Pigments will be using a propriety eco-friendly process to manufacture chemicals from a variety of feedstocks.