HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP — Construction continues at the Humboldt Mill in western Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula. The mill is just over 50 percent complete. It is expected that the mill should be ready for production in late 2014. They are looking to hire near 200 workers for construction work during the winter months. Workers will continue construction through the winter season and are scheduled to finish by the end of 2014.
When it’s ready, trucks will bring ore from the Eagle Mine near Big Bay to the Humboldt Mill where it will be separated into copper and nickel, then railed away on a new railroad currently under construction. This rail will cross over the nearby highway and connect to existing rails. When the Eagle Mine and Humboldt Mill are in full production starting in late 2014, there will be about 250 full-time employees.
Employment opportunities can be found at the Eagle Mine website and through Pure Michigan Talent Connect. Hiring for full-time employees for production should begin in the spring 2014. Hiring of construction workers for the winter will be in the next few months.