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Cosmetics maker to expand Mississippi plant, hiring 30

Sep 18, 2017 - DeKalb, MS

A cosmetics maker is expanding its Mississippi factory, planning to increase its current total of 130 workers by 30 over the next year.

Emilia Resources says it is investing $150,000 to expand capacity, buy new equipment, and renovate its building in DeKalb.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing $100,000 and Kemper County is providing $65,000. The county owns the building.

Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says Emilia declines to say how much workers make.

The Israeli company bought the operation from a failed pharmaceutical maker in 2014. Emilia makes private-label cosmetics and drugs for retailers. It has since expanded several times.

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