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RER celebrates groundbreaking

Rare earth company prepares to construct demo plant in Upton

Rare Element Resources (RER) held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for its demonstration separation and processing plant in Upton.

A crowded room of local and state officials and community members from both Crook and Weston counties filled the community center to listen to remarks from dignitaries including RER's CEO Brent Berg and newly appointed Director Paul Hickey.

Also present was General Atomics CEO Neal Blue – who described Wyoming as his favorite place to do business "in terms of getting things done" – and his brother Linden Blue, CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Syste...