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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Unilever plant in Covington, Tenn., will expand to add 275 new jobs, nearly doubling its work force.

The current 163 employees at the plant now produce Slim-Fast and will add the manufacture of ice cream and frozen novelties to its production line. Unilever brands include Breyers, Klondike, Good Humor and Popsicle.

State officials in announcing the expansion Monday said it will include the construction of 32,000 square feet of freezer space.

Construction is to begin during the first quarter of 2010.

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