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Tuna cannery locating in Lyons
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ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.

Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.

The company says it plans to begin operations in October at a 200,000-square-foot facility to process tuna and ship it throughout the country.

"State and local officials in Lyons presented us with a tremendous opportunity that ensures our ability to compete in the marketplace for the long term," said Shue Wing Chan, president of Chicken of the Sea International.

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