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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gum Plant Opens

MOSCOW -- U.S. chewing gum company Wrigley said Tuesday it has opened a $70 million factory in St. Petersburg.

It said the new plant started test production in December and reached full production levels in January. It will have the capacity to supply Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The factory, officially opening in May, would initially use mostly imported supplies but Wrigley said it was searching for domestic suppliers.