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Swedish Match and the Plasencia Group Join Forces to Form a New Tobacco Operation

PG is a family owned tobacco growing and premium cigar production operation located in Honduras and Nicaragua. The company is highly regarded within the cigar industry for its leaf growing, processing, and cigar making expertise.

Swedish Match International manufactures and markets both premium and mass-market cigars primarily for the US market and machine-made cigars for the European and the International market, as well as pipe tobacco, matches and lighters in Continental Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia.

The JV agreement provides Swedish Match International with additional tobacco expertise and increases the manufacturing flexibility of the SMI cigar business with Honduran and Nicaraguan-origin products.

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Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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