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Dart Container to build $14m warehouse in US

Foam cups manufacturer Dart Container will invest $14m to construct a 400,000ft² distribution center in Plant City, eastern Hillsborough County in the US.

The project is part of the company’s plan to expand its presence in the region.

Construction of the new building at the 480,000sqft manufacturing facility is expected to commence in the next two months and would be completed by mid-2014.

Dart Plant City manager Jimmy Rigdon said the company is pleased that it can continue its commitment to the area with the new distribution center.

"The warehouse will enable us to continue to provide our customers with the exceptionally reliable service they expect from our company," Rigdon said.

The project follows acquisition of Solo Cup Company in 2013 that has expanded the company’s product offerings and projected the need for additional warehouse space in Florida.

Mayor Mary Thomas Mathis said, "As we work to bring more quality jobs and investment to Plant City, Dart Container stands out as a true story of partnership and success. We expect this to be the first of many announcements as we grow our business base."