ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A long vacant factory is coming back to life. The old Solo Cup factory south of Rio Communities in Valencia County will soon be home to Keter Plastics.
The company makes everything from patio furniture to sheds. It will bring about 175 new jobs to the area.
The plant use to be home to Solo Cup and employed 215 people. It closed down in 2008 and many previous efforts to fill the building have failed.
Thursday, the governor’s office and many local officials came together to celebrate the move, saying a lot of people worked together to make it happen.
The company plans to use the current building as a warehouse and will build a neighboring building for its production lines. It has 18 factories around the world.
New Mexico beat out Arizona, California and Nevada.