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Last updated 12:10PM ET
September 24, 2018
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
Turners Falls Bottle Plant Looking to Expand
(wfcr) - Hillside Plastics, a bottle manufacturer in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, is looking at expanding its facility. The factory, which employs 100 workers, could see a near doubling of its current size. The company is recognized for its production of bottles for maple syrup manufacturers, but president Peter Haas says there's increasing demand for plastic bottles in other industries, too.

The expansion is in the planning stages. Haas says the proposal is to build on seven acres behind the factory, an area that's a known home to a rare species of box turtle. In order to preserve the animal's habitat, Haas says Hillside Plastics is also planning to permanently protect 17 acres of adjoining land.
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