Mmm good for Paris soup, plus a DanishMmm good for Paris soup, plus a Danishhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=73482013-05-21T07:40:00Z2013-05-21T00:00:00Z

PARIS, LAMAR COUNTY - Campbell Soup, one of Paris’ largest employers, has received a $369,000 building permit to continue its Ready-To-Eat line construction installation, which has a total construction cost of over $5.45 million, according to state filings.

The permit is a portion of an overall $45.4 million the company has invested in Paris, according to The Paris News.

Campbell Soup was one of 78 permits issued by the City of Paris in March 2013, which altogether are valued at just under $1.4 million.

In other Paris news, Skinner Baking Co. has been approved for a $1.3 million, ten-year tax abatement on $19.4 million of expected improvements and 393 jobs at the former Sara Lee plant over the next five years.

In 18 months the plant should be up and running smoothly and hiring has already started, according to Audie Keaton, CEO of J. Skinner Baking Co

The 375,000-sf plant, located at 2020 19th St. NW, should be up and running within a year and a half. The company makes Danish and sweet rolls.

Skinner’s annual payroll from 2013-17 is expected to be more than $81 million a year. Skinner is also expected to spend $5.2 million with local contractors and on utilities and $500,000 in sales taxes

Read more at The Paris News, NewsTalk Texas and the Dallas Business Journal.

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