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Plans to Reopen Vlasic Pickle Plant Moving Forward

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MILLSBORO, Del.- Plans could be moving forward to reopen the Vlasic Pickle Plant in the town of Millsboro. 

According to minutes from the Millsboro Town Council meeting on Jan. 7, state Rep. John Atkins, R-Millsboro, said a company from Taiwan is in talks to purchase the plant from Pinnacle Foods. Atkins said the reopening of the plant would bring about 700 jobs to Sussex County. 

The Vlasic plant closed in 2012 after Pinnacle decided to consolidate its corporate operations, laying off about 200 people. 

"I think it's awesome that someone is interested in coming back to Millsboro, and giving the people of Millsboro an opportunity to go back to work," said Sandy Kramer of Millsboro.

"Why can't we have an American company come in and do the same thing," asked Charles P. West, also of Millsboro.

According to Atkin's remarks in the minutes of the Jan. 7 meeting, a sale could be finalized by March 1.

 

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