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Indiana Company Helps Refurbish Nuclear Carrier

  HOPE, Ind. (AP) _ A southern Indiana company that provides dust collection cartridges and filter bags for industrial clients has taken on a new challenge by helping to refurbish a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
 
  Action Filtration of Hope is providing filters that will collect hazardous materials created during work to overhaul the USS John C. Stennis.
 
  The Republic reports the deal is worth about $500,000 for Action Filtration. Company president Les Benesh says the work has increased pride among employees and is enabling the company to expand.
 
  The company is providing about 2,700 filters to a contractor that won part of a $240 million contract to overhaul the Stennis.
 
  The aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1995 and cost $3.5 billion to build. It has an expected life span of 50 years.

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