The Ferroalloy Factory
Operating 24 hours a day
The town of Zestafoni in the country of Georgia is home to a Ferroalloy Plant that produces manganese alloys used to strengthen steel.
Founded in 1933 during the Soviet Union by the famous Georgian scientist Giorgi Nikoladze, the facility continues to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Raw manganese ore is transported to Zestafoni by train from mines in the nearby Chiatura region.
The final product is shipped to steel factories in other countries around the world.
Many employees in Zestafoni have worked at this same factory for over 40 years.