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The U.S. confectionery industry directly employs 55,000 Americans and supports hundreds of thousands jobs in agriculture, retail, transportation and other industries. Candy-making helps fuel the American economy.

NCA members are companies who manufacture the vast majority of chocolate, candy, gum and mints sold in the United States, plus the suppliers who provide those companies the equipment, ingredients, packaging and services they need to make candy, and brokers who act as third-part sales agents for the industry.

Candy is made in all 50 states and in more than 1,000 facilities across the nation. We create American products with American workers in cities and towns throughout the United States.

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Ferrara Awards $50K In Scholarships

21 Jun 2018 - Oak Brook, IL — Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. has given 10 $5,000 scholarships to children of its employees, the candymaker report, as part of the Ferrara USA Scholarship Program that launched in 2017. “At the Ferrara Candy Company, we’re committed to ‘Sharing Goodness’ in the ...

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TNA Names Teri Johnson Division Sales Manager

19 Jun 2018 - Dallas — Teri Johnson has been promoted by TNA Solutions Pty Ltd. to division sales manager — North America, responsible for providing leadership to local sales teams and contributing to regional marketing and business strategy, the supplier reports. In her new role, Johnson will also ...

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Cargill Invests $14M In Belgian Chocolate Facility

19 Jun 2018 - Mouscron, Belgium — Cargill, Inc. has invested $14 million in its Mouscron facility to increases capacity for liquid milk and dark chocolate production, the supplier reports. The new line, which is anticipated to start operating in the final quarter of this year, was installed to ...

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Members of the National Confectioners Association employ thousands of Americans in good-paying positions across the industry. Often in operation for several decades in the same cities and towns throughout America, candy manufacturers are a vital part of their communities.

You can be part of the story of candy here in the United States by becoming a member of NCA. Membership is open to companies who make or market candy in the USA, confectionery industry suppliers and confectionery brokers.

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