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Tom Elbert is optimistic about finding a tenant or tenants for the Duro Bag factory he purchased a couple of months ago for $3.15 million. The rural New Richmond investor has experience managing business incubators.

Owner expects new life for former Duro Bag factory

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The 147,000-square-foot factory on Baer Road in the town of Hudson won't be empty much longer if owner Tom Elbert's plans come to fruition.

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Duro Bag Manufacturing Co. pulled out of the facility two years ago and moved the operation to a plant in Florence, Ky. More than 60 jobs were lost at the Hudson factory that opened in 1976.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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