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Semitrailer plant in Longview could create up to 500 jobs

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A company that builds semitrailers is opening a plant in Longview and hopes to create nearly 500 jobs in four years. The Daily News reports ( http://bit.ly/1UYVOPI ) that Colorado-based Nimble Trailers hopes to have its first operations up and running by June, although...

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A company that builds semitrailers is opening a plant in Longview and hopes to create nearly 500 jobs in four years.

The Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1UYVOPI ) that Colorado-based Nimble Trailers hopes to have its first operations up and running by June, although company officials say November may be more realistic.

Nimble makes its trailers from carbon fiber and says they weigh three tons less than conventional trailers. The company markets them as safer and more fuel-efficient.

Director of Operations and Manufacturing Todd Wessels said Wednesday that the company chose Longview because it is close to the sea, Interstate and railways.

Nimble Trailers is buying 6.7 acres of land and says it will start will nearly 200 workers.

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Information from: The Daily News, https://tdn.com/

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