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Food Packaging Company Investing $25M in North Carolina

Dopaco, Inc., a supplier of specialty paperboard packaging for the food industry, will invest $25.3 million to expand its operations in Kinston, North Carolina, according to the North Carolina governor's office. The company plans to create 123 new jobs over the next three years at an average annual wage of $46,610 plus benefits. Dopaco supplies food trays, paper cups, pizza boxes, and similar products for take-out and fast-food customers, including McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy's. "We have always had a good working relationship with the state of North Carolina, and the continued support of the state will assist us with expanding our operation, servicing our customers, and creating new jobs in Lenoir County," says Robert L. Cauffman, Dopaco's president. The state has offered the company a $200,000 grant that will be matched by local agencies.

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