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Dietary supplement plant to locate in Opelika

OPELIKA, AL (WXTX) - A dietary supplement company has picked Opelika as the site for a new manufacturing plant.

Pharmavite of Northridge, Calif. announced plans to build a new 300,000 square foot facility in the city of Opelika, creating 280 new jobs and representing a capital investment of $74 million.

Gov. Robert Bentley and Opelika officials joined the company in making the announcement Tuesday afternoon at Opelika City Hall.

Pharmavite is the nation's leading manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and supplements.

Economic developers from the Alabama Development Office and the governor have been working on the project for several months.

Pharmivite hopes to be up and running and producing vitamins by 2013.

Copyright 2011 WXTX. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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