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Packaging Company To Invest $20 Million, Add 110 Jobs

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Excelsior Packaging Group, which makes flexible plastic packaging, is creating 110 jobs and investing $20 million over three years as it opens a new plant in Transylvania County.

The facility will be the first in North Carolina for the Yonkers, N.Y.-based company. It will make a new food packaging product line called SteamFast, which buyers can use to steam-cook food in microwave ovens.

Gov. Mike Easley's office said new new jobs will be primarily skilled production positions paying an average of $534 a week, plus benefits.

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