Owners of General Binding Corp. in Pleasant Prairie have decided to keep the facility open, meaning staffing could reach 115 by the end of the year.

Work at General Binding, 10303 80th Ave., owned by Acco Brands, was to be transferred to two Illinois plants by mid-year. Instead, Acco officials changed their minds, moved the Illinois equipment and some jobs here and will close those sites by December.

At a “grand re-opening” on Thursday at the local plant, Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Richard Leinenkugel said the company is receiving a $750,000 low interest loan from the state for working capital.