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Published: Tuesday, 11/1/2005

Plastics firm slates start of Toledo plant

First State Plastics Inc. plans to have the first 12 to 15 of its work force of 48 on the job by Dec. 1 in its new 75,000-square-foot plant on Bennett Road in Toledo, Doug Kaczorowski, chief financial officer of First State, of said yesterday.

Mr. Kaczorowski said the firm, a recycler of plastics for industry, took possession yesterday of its property, part of a large industrial complex once occupied by Dana Corp. s Spicer Transmission plant.

The complex most recently was owned by Willis Day Storage Co.

The plastics firm, of New Castle, Del., had said it plans to invest about $575,000 in its Toledo facility, and it qualified for $137,000 in Ohio tax credits and $15,000 in city of Toledo tax breaks. First State promised to create 48 jobs paying an average of $14 an hour over the next three years and to maintain local operations for 10 years.

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