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Officials discuss future of Buckhorn and ContiTech buildings

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Buckhorn Rubber Products shut down operations at the end of 2017. Buckhorn Rubber Products shut down operations at the end of 2017.
Buckhorn employed more than 100 people. Buckhorn employed more than 100 people.
ContiTech will cease operations later this year. ContiTech will cease operations later this year.
ContiTech employed almost 50 people. ContiTech employed almost 50 people.
Buckhorn and ContiTtech are both located on Industrial Loop Road in Hannibal. Buckhorn and ContiTtech are both located on Industrial Loop Road in Hannibal.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Two major manufacturing plants in Hannibal will soon be vacant but city officials are making sure the buildings don't sit empty for long.

Buckhorn Manufacturing is now shut down. They stopped operations at the end of last year leaving more than 100 jobs up in the air.

Just down the road from Buckhorn is ContiTech, also known as Cosmoflex. ContiTech is set to close down later this year, eliminating almost 50 jobs. 

So now the big question is, what's going to happen to these buildings and will new businesses take over?

"These two buildings will market very well," said George Walley, executive director of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council. "They're well located; close to the four-lane highway. They're good buildings that have been in active production and they're in good shape."

Walley says he's already fielding inquiries from other businesses looking for sites and buildings.  However, Walley says since both of the buildings are privately owned, he has to wait until they give him the green light to begin marketing them. 

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