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Tenant wanted for old Bobs Candies

November 16, 2005

Albany - The former home of Bobs Candies will be empty by the beginning of the new year, and the Economic Development Commission wants to find a new tenant as soon as possible. The EDC plans to help Farley and Sathers, the company that bought out Bobs, sell the plant on Oakridge Drive.

The plant stopped production October 14th, putting more than 200-people out of work. But a few people will stay on until January to distribute the last of the candy.

The EDC hopes to install a virtual camera in the empty building so potential owners can check out the site on the Internet.

"From their own computer, they can actually get into the building and see how tall the ceilings are, where the access points are and where the loading docks are. You'll be able to see all that, so we'll be looking to employ that tool when marketing this facility," said Tim Martin, Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber of Commerce President Tim Martin wouldn't say if there are any potential tenants. But he says getting a new businesses in the plant as soon as possible would help create new jobs, hopefully jobs for laid-off Bobs workers.

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