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NBTY opening nutrition bar factory in Amityville

NBTY's plan will produce roughly 1 million sports

NBTY's plan will produce roughly 1 million sports and nutritional bars a day, under the brand names Pure Protein, Good ?n Natural Bars and Met-Rx, the company said on Oct. 23, 2012. Credit: NBTY

Supplement and vitamin maker NBTY Inc. on Wednesday is scheduled to open a new manufacturing facility in a former Amityville warehouse to produce sports and nutritional bars.

The 66,000 square-foot plant will produce roughly 1 million bars a day, under the brand names Pure Protein, Good ‘n Natural Bars and Met-Rx.

The company broke ground on the facility in 2011, with help from $750,000 in state funding. It will create an estimated 150 jobs.

NBTY, based in Ronkonkoma, employees roughly 14,000 people, including about 2,500 on Long Island.

The once public company was purchased in 2010 for $3.8 billion by The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm based in Washington, D.C.

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