Waco, TX — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC has broken ground on a 65,000-square-foot production distribution expansion at its Waco plant, according to KCEN-TV. The project is supported by a $30 million investment by the candymaker.
“For over a century, Mars has been committed to making our products in the markets where we sell them,” Waco Site Director Dan Brawell said. “We are grateful for the continued support from the Waco community and state of Texas, and we are pleased to further invest in the community with economic development.”
In operation since 1976 and currently employing 600, the expansion is expected to be completed in October and will bring 10 additional jobs to the plant, which makes Snickers, Skittles and Starburst.
“With nearly $100 million invested in Texas over the past decade, we thank Mars for showing its sincere commitment to growing, creating jobs, and strengthening communities throughout the Lone Star State,” said Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos. “We look forward to supporting Mars in further expanding its Texas operations and collaborating in the company’s strong community engagement now and in the future.”