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Packing company settles in former Coca-Cola bottling plant


When Josh Pearson attended Fairmont State University, he drove by the vacant Coca-Cola bottling plant nearly every day.
“I must’ve driven by this place a thousand times, always knowing it as the Coke plant,” Pearson said. “To now be in it is surreal, it’s exciting to have a successful business and to put it right down the street from where you lived in college.”
Pearson is the owner of Mountaineer Packaging, a Charleston-based wholesale packaging distributor. Just recently, he moved his northern office out of Morgantown, down the river to the east side of Fairmont.
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