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Mike Thom, operations manager, shows the bag converter machine that... News PhotoBag,Factory,Horizontal,Human Interest,Machinery,Manufacturing,Maryland - State,Plug Adapter,USA,Wal-martPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2013 The Washington PostELKRIDGE, MD - MARCH 18: Mike Thom, operations manager, shows the bag converter machine that was manufacturing Walmart bags at the Advance Polybag, Inc. manufacturing plant on March 18, 2013 in Elkridge, Md. Advance Polybag, Inc. is a plastic consumer bag manufacturer that sells to the majority of the retail stores in the region and would likely face problems if the state of Maryland were to impose a bag tax on their product. The tax could mean a loss of jobs at the plant and higher prices for retailers. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)