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Pharmaceuticals plant opening in West Columbia

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WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A multi-million-dollar pharmaceuticals plant in Lexington County is officially opening.

Wednesday, officials from Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. cut the ribbon to open the company's West Columbia facilities.

The Orlando, Florida, company said in 2011 it planned to build a $313 million plant on a 60-acre site near online retailer Amazon.com's new facility, bringing 700 jobs. CEO Lou Kennedy has said the new facility would help the company expand its market share and develop a pipeline of products.

Nephron has a facility in Orlando and distribution centers in Kentucky and Arizona.

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