GTECH Printing Corp., a unit of Providence-based GTECH Corp., will open an instant-ticket printing plant in Lakeland, Florida in the spring of 2009 that will employ more than 100 workers.
GTECH said another 100 employees would be added in three to five years and the company's total investment will be more than $45 million in the area.
Robert Vincent, a GTECH spokesman, said the company acquired an existing company and is doing an upgrade to create a state-of-the-art printing facility.
The new 100,000-square-foot plant in Lakeland will produce 11 billion instant tickets annually.
GTECH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lottomatica, based in Italy.