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Alabama state officials announced Tuesday that Medical Industries of the Americas will re-launch latex production at a shuttered factory in Barbour County. The company is expecting to revive production at the former Ameritex Corp. facility in Eufaula during the second quarter of 2020. The move is expected to create up to 400 jobs after the facility has been idled for four years. “We’ve re‐tooled the plant, brought in experienced management, and signed up some of the largest distributors of latex and medical products in the U.S. to deliver our products domestically and worldwide,” said Abe Summers, president of MI Americas. “With the support of Governor Kay Ivey, the state Legislature, and local government officials, all of whom want to see this once‐great industry back on…