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Amherst packaging plant plans upgrade

Wednesday - 12/4/2013, 12:19pm  ET

GREG KELLER
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- A company that manufactures industrial packaging is spending $45 million to upgrade its Amherst County operation.

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Greif's plans Tuesday. The project includes technology improvements that are expected to significantly reduce energy consumed to produce paper products.

The plant has operated in Amherst since 1975 and employs about 300 people. McDonnell says the upgrade protects those jobs by securing the plant's competitiveness in the containerboard market.


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