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Starbucks facility running but not complete

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 6:46 PM
Last updated 8:20 PM
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Though not completed, a Starbucks Coffee Co. plant is already running in south Augusta.

Starbucks hasn't announced a completion date for the plant, which plans to hire an additional 70 employees.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
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Starbucks hasn't announced a completion date for the plant, which plans to hire an additional 70 employees.

Starbucks officials said Thursday that about 70 employees have been hired and that packaging operations started in October at the Augusta Corporate Park facility.

Starbucks broke ground on the $172 million manufacturing plant in July 2012. Wor­kers will produce Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, the company’s line of instant coffee.

The company still needs to hire another 70 employees. Star­bucks hasn’t identified a date when VIA production will begin and the plant will be complete, other than to say it will be this year.

The plant will be Star­bucks’ fifth manufacturing facility in the U.S. and will result in jobs being moved from overseas.

The Seattle-based company employs about 182,000 people worldwide. It has a warehouse and distribution center in Atlanta and a roasting facility in Sandy Run, S.C.

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David Parker
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David Parker 01/03/14 - 08:07 am
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Locals' discount?

I like coffee.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/03/14 - 10:51 am
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How many P&G employees are gone? Hundreds. What are the
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Starbuck employees making an hour? Benefits?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/03/14 - 10:52 am
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How many paper mill employees are gone? Major wages/benefits.
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How many paper mill employees are gone? Major wages/benefits.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/03/14 - 10:53 am
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soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/03/14 - 10:54 am
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Each enlisted soldier now needs 3 1/2 civilian support people.
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Each enlisted soldier now needs 3 1/2 civilian support people.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/03/14 - 10:55 am
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So each military spy has 3 1/2 cicilian para-spies as support.
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So each military spy has 3 1/2 civilian para-spies as support.

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David Parker 01/03/14 - 04:06 pm
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This thing on???

This thing on???

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