Construction of a new $70 million manufacturing plant in Somerset could begin in the next few months. A tentative deal is in place to lease 23 acres of land.
The preliminary agreement with a group of Houston investors is for land near the Somerset Rail Park.
Local rail transportation and the new state-of-the-art Somerset Energy Center have been major factors in attracting the project.
Martin Shearer is Executive Director of the Somerset-Pulaski County Development Foundation. He says the energy center allows control of natural gas, a key part of the project.