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LEROY FIRM PLANS TO EXPAND PLANT BY 50%

Bok Industries Inc., a LeRoy company that makes loose-leaf binders and information packages, plans to start construction early next month on a project that will increase the size of its plant by 50 percent.

The $1 million expansion program, which company officials said is expected to be completed this fall, involves the construction of a 30,000-square-foot addition to its 60,000-square foot manufacturing facility.

A company spokeswoman said Bok, which currently employs about 250 workers, probably will increase the size of its work force gradually as a result of the expansion project.

However, she said the firm does not have a set plan that spells out how many people might be hired or when they might be added to the payroll.

The expansion project "will allow all our departments to significantly increase their output and let us run product faster and more efficiently," said John M. Quincey, the company president.

The project will house new loose-leaf binder manufacturing equipment and also serve as a warehouse for supplies and the company's finished products.

Bok makes binders and information packages for marketing, sales and advertising purposes for commercial and industrial customers.

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