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Plastic plant planning major expansion in Raleigh County


​​A German company, which set up shop in Raleigh County more than 20 years ago, is now looking to invest $18 million to expand its plant and bring in about 80 new jobs.

During a Raleigh County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, commissioners gave the green light to start the process of assisting Klöckner Pentaplast, a plastic manufacturer, in the financing for an $18 million expansion at its Beaver, W.Va., plant.

Jina Belcher, executive director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, said she’s been working with Klöckner Pentaplast for about two and a half years to assist in planning the 60,000-square-foot expansion.

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