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Ameritex Latex plant reopens in Eufaula

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EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) - A renovated manufacturing plant in East Alabama is back in business after eight years.

A Latex plant reopened Tuesday, March 29 and it’s expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Eufaula.

The Ameritex Latex plant is now owned by entertainer Steve Harvey and businessman Greg Calhoun.

The plant's manager says the reopening is a step toward bringing more manufacturing back to the U.S.

“This is a technology that used to be dominate in the U-S but moved to Asia...this is the only latex factory in the U.S,” said Bill Fylstra, the General Manager of Ameritex.

The plant is expected to employ more than 300 people.

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