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Tucson Armor Maker To Open New Plant

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 9:08am

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson-based armor maker is set to open a new manufacturing plant. Bourque Industries says the new plant on the city's east side could eventually employ 200 people.

The company says the plant will produce advanced ballistic armor for military and law enforcement use and ultra-high-performing metal alloys for various industrial applications.

Bourque officials said in July that it had leased a 20,000-square-foot industrial plant.

A company spokesman tells the Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/p2OowV ) the workforce will start out with about 40 workers and will increase as production picks up.

The new manufacturing plant is set to open Saturday.

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