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Manufacturing company to take over former R.R. Donnelly facility in Jefferson City

A major manufacturing announcement was made Tuesday in the Capital City.

ABC 17 News has confirmed a St. Louis manufacturer is taking over the old R.R. Donnelly facility in Jefferson City.

ABC 17’s Daniel Winn has been working with sources for the last two weeks to confirm the developments.

Katy Industries in St. Louis County is opening a facility that will bring about 150 jobs back to Jefferson City.

The plant closed in October 2013, and since then the Chamber of Commerce and the city have been looking for a replacement.

“Hopefully we will be able to find something that pays and can provide like they did.”

A year and a half ago, ABC 17 News talked to families who were reeling from the loss of R.R. Donnelly.

500 good paying jobs were lost.

The plant had been a staple in the community, as some had spent their entire careers with the company, making it a devastating blow.

Since then, the Chamber of Commerce and the city have been working to replace the jobs lost, but the location of the facility and certain geographic attributes ruled out other employers.

The St. Louis Business Journal reports Katy Industries has signed an eleven year lease for the building, which city leaders told ABC 17 is a good, real positive for the future in Jefferson City.

Leaders are expected to make an official announcement at a news conference Wednesday.

The facility didn’t come to Jefferson City for free, however.

The county and city gave the company a $500,000 infrastructure grant, as well as a ten year tax abatement.

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