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Kansas Bioscience Authority provides startup funds to Plastikon

January 13, 2011

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Kansas Bioscience Authority is providing extra incentive for Plastikon to bring a manufacturing facility to Lawrence.

This week, the KBA investment committee agreed to give the company $750,000 to aid its effort to locate to Lawrence. The committee’s recommendation will come before the entire KBA board on Jan. 24.

In October, the California-based company announced plans to purchase the former Serological building in Lawrence’s East Hills Business Park and convert it into a facility that produces plastic vials to be used in health labs worldwide.

The company has plans to invest $7 million in the facility and hire 126 people within three years.

The KBA’s money is in addition to the $63,000 that the City of Lawrence and Douglas County have offered for job training.

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