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Plastics plant leaving North Liberty, heading west

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NORTH LIBERTY (KWWL) -- A plastics plant is leaving North Liberty and taking workers with it.

Arkansas-based River Bend Industries announced that it will close its plastics factory in North Liberty and invest $1 million to expand and upgrade its plant in Victor, about 35 miles west.

River Bend President Ron Embree says all 60 people at the North Liberty plant have been offered jobs in Victor. In addition, Embree says five to 10 workers will be added.

Embree blames the current economic environment for the move.

River Bend purchased Victor Plastics in 2008 saving dozens of jobs while Victor Plastics was in bankruptcy court.

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