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Cape Gazette TUESDAY, APRIL 2 - THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 S Vlasic plant Continued from page 18 time, Kee said, Harim began negotiating Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, with Pinnacle to purchase the facility. Kee said the purchase is entirely private- ly funded, and no state funds are involved: He said that could change as Harim be- feet for arehousing. "We believe that our gins renovate the facility. Transportation base on the Delmarva Peninsula provides a upgrades - such as truck entrances - and solid foundation for future growth, and this wastewater upgrades are eligible for state facility fits into that strategy," Gladys said. assistance. Harim purchased Mlen Foods in 2011 for "The poultry industry is the backbone $48 million. The company has additional of Delaware's agriculture economy, and chicken-processingplants in Harbeson and Harim is now making it stronger," Kee Cordova, Md. said. "Ourpoultry growers will have more Pinnacle Foods, maker of Vlasic pickles, opportunity; our workers will have more announced it was closing its Millsboro jobs, and our state will sell more chicken, plant in August 2012, resulting in layoffs helping cement Sussex County's position for nearly 400 full- and part-time employ- as the No. 1 broiler-producing county in ees. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee said the n.ation." he discussed the Vlasic plant with Mlen Rep. John Atkins, D-Millsboro, said it Harim representatives, and in December, was very good news for his district, more when Kee and Gov. Jack Markell traveled to than making up for the jobs lost when Seoul, Harim's corporate base, discussions Vlasic left the region. included the Vlasic plant. Around that Amy Simmons, executive director of the said Allen Harim taking over could be a big boost not only for jobs, but for local busi- nesses and the housing market. Alan Levin, director of Delaware Eco- nomic Development Office, said in addition to the 700 jobs expected to be created by the plant, there will also be short-term job opportunities expected inconstruction as the plant is retrofitted, and in training new employees. Levin said Allen Harim plans to use Delaware contractors to install the new equipment, and new employees will create additional demand for housing. "We don't get to talk about 700 jobs in Sussex County very often, so this is a great thing," he said. FILE PHOTO Markell said, "We are pleased by this ALLEN HARIM HAS ANNOUNCED plans important expansion by Harim Group in to purchase the former Vlasic pickle plant Sussex County. This decision strength- in Millsboro and convert it to a chicken-pro- ens Harim's commitment to Delaware, cessing facility. Allen Harim is investing $100 million in the facility, which would be the and it helps many De]awareans in Sussex South Korea-based company's second plant County who want to work for this growing in Sussex County. Allen Harim also has plants company." in Harbeson and Cordova, Md. . "Attention Jewelry Loving Snooze... You'll Silver Works' 50% Off Everything Maniacs ... If You Miss Silver Works is CLOSING their Rehoboth store FOREVER! We have emptied our vaults and you'll SAVE 50% on ALL Sterling Silver rings, chains, charms, earrings... EVERYTHING! You're smart, you know for SAVING YOU BIG... there is NO SALE BETTER THAN WHOLESALE! The crowds will he large, your SAVINGS HUGE so HURRY IN TODAY to Silver Works' lk OFF EVERYTHING STORE CLOSING SALE! Shipped to your door for $5 more. Call (302) 227-1707! Open every day! At Silver Works, you NEVER PAY SALES TAX! Jewelry to inspire ..... Prices to please! 149 Rehoboth Avenue Village By The Sea Mall Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-1707 Cut to Keep in Pocket or Purse