Kaolin - The Economic Lifeblood of Middle Georgia

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KAOLIN BELT 13 counties in middle Georgia: Glascock, Jefferson, Richmond, Twiggs, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson, McDuffie, Hancock, Baldwin, Houston, Macon, Sumter
KAOLIN COMPANIES  BASF, IMERYS KaMin LLC, Thiele Kaolin Co.
TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT ON GEORGIA IN 1996 $824 million, greater than three-quarter billion dollars
EMPLOYMENT Approximately 4,200 employees of kaolin companies, 3,000 - 4,000 contractors working exclusively for the industry
WAGES In 1996, wage payments to Georgia kaolin industry employees were the source of $196 million in economic impact to the state, with $150 million of the impact occurring in the "kaolin belt" counties. The average salary paid to an employee in the industry is in excess of $46,000, not including fringe benefits.
TAXES PAID IN 1996 $47 million in federal, state, local and county taxes
CAPITAL INVESTMENT Tax base equals $1.1 billion dollars (depreciated assets); over $77 million per year invested in the industry in 1996.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS FROM 1990-1994
$105 million
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION $7.2 million spent on operational expenses for environmental protection in 1996. $34 million spent for the 5 year period 1992-1996.
LAND RECLAMATION An average of $1,924 spent per acre to reclaim mined land
PRODUCTION VOLUME IN 1996
Over 7.5 million tons of finished clay
SAFETY Approximately $3 million per year invested in employee safety education and accident prevention. The kaolin industry has one of the best mine safety records in the country, according to the U. S. Mine, Safety & Health Administration – a low 1.5 accidents per 100 employees in 1996.
COMMUNITY CCPA companies partner with local school systems to support education programs; endowment of engineering chair at Mercer University and a science chair at Georgia College & State University; other community programs include: annual scholarship program for graduating seniors, 4-H clubs, adult literacy programs and a reading camp for rising fourth graders in Jefferson, Washington, Wilkinson, and Twiggs Counties

 

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