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Monday, October 21, 2013

Long-Running Local Company Gets Helping Hand

One of the oldest businesses in King's County is getting a boost from the feds.

GE Barbour Inc, best known for King Cole Tea and its lines of natural peanut butter and spices, getting $1.1 million to expand and modernize its manufacturing facility in Sussex.

The funds will buy a new roaster and packaging equipment, allowing them to increase peanut butter and almond butter production. The project is being supported in part by a $500-thousand dollar repayable contribution by ACOA's Business Development Program.

Barbour's was founded in 1867.