Tissue Maker To Build N.C. Plant

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) -- A company that makes bathroom tissue and paper towels will build a distribution center and production plant in North Carolina that should employ about 250 workers within five years.

Clearwater Paper Corp. said Thursday it will build the plant near the Cleveland County city of Shelby. The plant will make private-label tissue products for grocery chains along the East Coast.

The state has promised tax breaks of $3.5 million if the Spokane, Wash.-based company creates and sustains the jobs for 12 years. The company also will receive $500,000 state grant.

The Shelby Star reported Thursday that Cleveland County will provide land for the factory on a 100-acre parcel it owns, build an entry road, and return to the company a portion of the property taxes generated over 10 years.

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