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HINESBURG, Vt. -

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont cheese-making plant that closed down after a fire four years ago is getting some new life with two new businesses that are opening in its place.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday marked the grand opening for Vermont Smoke and Cure and Green Mountain Organic Creamery at the site of the former Saputo Cheese plant in Hinesburg.

After a fire damaged the Saputo plant in 2008, the Quebec-based company decided not to rebuild, leaving 80 people without jobs.

Vermont Smoke and Cure will take up 37,000 square feet at the site, while Green Mountain Organic Creamery will occupy additional space in another part of the plant.

The two companies are expected to employ more than 40 workers in the near future.

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