Wyo-Ben announces decision to close Lovell plant

Wyo-Ben, Inc., has announced a revision to plant operations in Wyoming designed to enhance production capability at its plants located in Greybull and Thermopolis.

“We are proceeding with a plan to gradually step down production at our Sage Creek plant in Lovell, and eventually place it into a hibernation state,” said David Brown, president and CEO of Wyo-Ben. ”This is not planned to be a permanent closure.

“Regrettably, we have experienced some layoffs. However, as we implement our phased shut down of Sage Creek we will be working diligently to provide opportunities to employees at one of our other facilities. Wyo-Ben will continue to service all of our customers during this transition period. We expect the modifications at the Greybull and Thermopolis plants to give us greater capability to better serve our customers.”

Wyo-Ben, is a privately held, family-owned business. It has been in business since 1951, and is a leading producer of Wyoming Bentonite Clay based products. Its materials are used globally in applications such as oil, gas, water well drilling, environmental construction and remediation, hazardous waste treatment, cat litter, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, as well as many other industrial and consumer related products.

Headquartered in Billings, Wyo-Ben mines from its reserves in the Big Horn Basin region of Wyoming and processes a multitude of products from its plant facilities which serve a global marketplace.