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Raflatac Opens New Plant in Dixon with Ribbon Cutting

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Amid the whirring and buzzing of machines working at full capacity, hundreds turned out for Thursday's grand opening of UPM Raflatac, where they nibbled on ahi tuna, sipped champagne and listened to a live band while touring the cutting-edge labelstock manufacturer.

About 250 of the Finnish-based company's executives, business partners and suppliers Ñ representing half the countries of Europe and some in South America and Asia Ñ as well as employees and city officials attended the lavishly appointed event.

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Rayovac to open 570,000 SF Packaging and DC in Dixon, IL

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The Lee County Enterprise Zone in Dixon recently announced a high-profile project that had been kept under wraps as the highly secretive “Project Kodiak” for many months. It was revealed by Zone Administrator and President of Lee County Industrial Development Association (LCIDA) John Thompson that the facility was in fact going to be a new 576,000 square foot (expandable to 800,000 SF) packaging and distribution center for the Rayovac Corporation of Madison, Wisconsin.

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