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Kraft Plans $40M Upgrade Of Ill. Plant

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 8:01am

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) -- The Kraft Foods Group plans to invest $40 million in its southwestern Illinois plant, creating 30 jobs over the next two years.

The (Alton) Telegraph (http://bit.ly/174zLMx) reports the upgrade of the Granite City plant involves adding new equipment, as well as construction.

The plant has 410 workers and makes ready-to-drink beverages. The company's plans include adding four new pouch-filler lines by next year.

Kraft acquired the Granite City location just northeast of St. Louis in 1991 and has since expanded it. The company built a warehouse near the plant in 2001.

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