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Waste wood burning operation could bring 60 jobs to Orangeburg Co.

EUTAWVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A company that recovers and burns old utility poles is planning a wood waste burning facility in Orangeburg County, investing $2 million and creating as many as 60 jobs.

The Times and Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1uN4mHA ) that Cox Industries plans to build the waste wood burning facility in Eutawville.

Cox Industries CEO Mikee Johnson tells the newspaper the project should create at least 35 jobs and perhaps as many as 60 within four years. The burned wood waste will be used mainly to generate steam for the company's dry kilns.

Johnson notes there are about 165 million utility poles now in use and 3 to 5 percent are removed from service each year.

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