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Walmart's pledge to boost US manufacturing helps Missouri company


A Missouri company is benefiting big from Walmart’s effort to boost manufacturing in the United States.

Buddeez Inc., which makes milk crates, plastic storage bins and other products for Walmart and other retailers in Union, is in the midst of an expansion. Its growth is part of Walmart’s 10-year initiative to invest $250 billion in each of the 50 states.

“One of the great things about the partnership with Walmart is that we are able to expand our product base,” said Mark Horstman, senior vice president of sales at Buddeez. “We are able to expand to other retailers; we can sell more products to Walmart.

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