Auburn business expanding and hiring more employees

Two Auburn industries are expanding production and hiring more than 70 workers.

The city announced Tuesday that Cumberland Plastic Systems LLC, an assembler of plastic components for automotive manufacturers, will add 51 employees in the next two years, and Donaldson Company Inc., a filtration solutions producer, will hire 25 in the coming

The city council also unanimously agreed to issue tax abatements for the companies as they expand.

Cumberland expects to begin hiring on July 15 while Donaldson plans to start in January.

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