staffLime manufacturer will expand and create 55 new local jobs in Bonne Terre, Gov. Nixon announces

BONNE TERRE, Mo. - A company that manufactures lime for the U.S. steel industry is expanding its operations in Bonne Terre and creating 55 new local jobs, Gov. Jay Nixon announced today. The announcement about Valley Minerals follows major jobs announcements last week in Columbia and Lebanon involving the creation of 500 new jobs.

"This new investment and significant job creation is a big step forward for the economy of Bonne Terre and St. Francois County," Gov. Nixon said. "Valley Minerals' plans to hire 55 Missourians to help keep up with the increasing demand for its product is great news for our state. While too many hardworking Missourians are looking for a job and we still have a long road ahead, this is another indication that the state of Missouri's economy is clearly headed in the right direction and we will keep fighting every day for every job to move our economy forward." read more.