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Chinese chemical company to open HQ in Effingham Co.

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Gov. Nathan Deal Gov. Nathan Deal
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

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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