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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.


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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