- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A vitamin company is planning to expand its operations in Opelika in a move that’s expected to bring more than 50 new jobs to the eastern Alabama community over three years.

The Opelika City Council this week approved a 10-year tax abatement to Pharmavite for its $21.6 million expansion. The expansion plan also includes new machinery and other equipment.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports (https://bit.ly/1hNzbcp) that Pharmavite opened its Opelika plant in January 2013, where they now employ 245 people.

Northridge, Calif.-based Pharmavite is one of the nation’s largest producers of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements.

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