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Wis-Pak opens bottling plant in Mississippi (4:24 p.m. 11/18/09)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new facility in Hattiesburg will bottle 350,000 cases of Pepsi and Dr Pepper products a week.

Officials gathered Wednesday for the opening of the 236,000-square-foot Pepsi South plant in the Forrest County Industrial Park. The plant has 54 full-time workers.

A news release from Brown Bottling Group said Wis-Pak, a consortium of Pepsi production facilities, chose Hattiesburg because of its central location in southern Mississippi, its strong work force and the support of local officials.

Wis-Pak is based in Watertown, Wis., and has production facilities in Tennessee, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Mississippi.

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