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Grant to build railroad spur

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) – A $1.1 million economic development grant will be used to build a railroad spur line that will service the expansion of Newly Weds Foods in Horn Lake.

Officials say the project will create 20 jobs and help save 300 other jobs throughout DeSoto County.

U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., announced Wednesday that the grant from the Economic Development Administration will pay for the rail spur and infrastructure improvements to handle the expansion of the Horn Lake plant.

Newly Weds Foods bought the Horn Lake plant from the old Flavorite Laboratories in 2000.

The Chicago-based plant produces a number of products, including food coatings, seasonings, breading and ingredients for food processing and the food service industry.

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