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Chinese chemical company to open HQ in Effingham Co.

Gov. Nathan Deal Gov. Nathan Deal

An estimated 50 new jobs are coming to Effingham County. 

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group, a phosphate and fine chemical products producer, will open its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing plant in Effingham County, according to a news release. 

The Georgia manufacturing plant sits on 83 acres in Effingham County, which will establish a production line to make phosphates. The Effingham County facility is expected to begin hiring in 2014. 

Deal announced Xingfa's plans after a meeting with Guozhang Li, chairman and chief executive officer of Xingfa Group, in Shanghai. 

The governor is in China leading a business mission to explore investment, trade and tourism opportunities for Georgia. 

Xingfa manufactures 70 types of products including technical, feed, food and electronic-grade products. The company exports products to more than 40 countries worldwide. 

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