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Ohio tank plant stays open under new plan

TOLEDO, Ohio — A new defense spending plan will keep the nation’s only tank manufacturing plant operating through the next two years, ending months of worry about the future of the factory where about 800 workers refurbish the Abrams tanks.

Funding for tank upgrades has been on the chopping block the past two years and the debate over the potential cuts backed by the White House entered into the presidential campaign this past fall.

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