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Staff Photo: Crystal Tatum -- A groundturning ceremony was held Monday afternoon for Amesbury Extruded Products, an industry that is opening a facility in Lochridge Industrial Park. Amesbury will employ nine upon opening early next year and a company official said that number is expected to increase to 40 over the next five years. Pictured are: Shannon Davis, director of business retention and expansion for the Chamber of Commerce; Roger Harrison, senior vice president of economic development; John C. Drake, director of leasing and development for Pattillo; Todd Betterly, vice president for Amesbury; Tim McCormick, plant manager; Mayor Kim Carter; BOC Chair Kathy Morgan; Danny Stone with the Newton County Industrial Development Authority; Scott Willis, chairman of the Chamber; and Hunter Hall, president of the Chamber.

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A groundturning ceremony took place Monday afternoon for a new industry locating in Lochridge Industrial Blvd.

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