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Candle-Making Plant to Bring 170 Jobs to Southwest Va.

By: AP
By: AP
Photo from http://www.korona.info/en/

Photo from http://www.korona.info/en/

Sept. 20, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Polish candle-maker is opening its first U.S. production plant in Pulaski County, bringing 170 jobs with it.

Governor Bob McDonnell announced Friday Korona S.A.'s $18.3 million investment in southwest Virginia. He said the new addition to the Pulaski County economy will be housed in an existing building and at a site that allows for future growth.

Economic development officials say Korono manufactures 8.7 million candles each day. Founded in 1992 in Poland, the company employs about 820 employees.

McDonnell approved a $600,000 grant to assist Pulaski County with the new industry.


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