Thursday, July 30th20.9°C
26925
26015

Feeding America's sweet tooth: $270M plant to make millions of chocolate bars a day in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. - Americans apparently aren't losing their taste for chocolate.

Mars Inc. is throwing a grand opening Thursday for a new $270 million plant in Kansas that will produce millions of chocolate bars and other sweets every day.

Company officials say the plant exists mostly to meet U.S. demand for its M&M's- and Snickers-brand candy. It's the first new Mars plant in North America in 35 years.

The plant will have the capacity to produce 14 million bite-sized Snickers bars and 39 million M&M's each day.

Local and state officials will join the company at the grand opening of the 500,000-square-foot plant, which they also see as a sweet deal. The plant is bringing about 200 jobs to the Topeka area.

___

Online:

Mars Inc.: http://www.mars.com/global/index.aspx

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News




Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14377.51+75.71
S&P CDNX587.67+2.91
DJIA17738.83-12.56
Nasdaq5115.60+3.87
S&P 5002105.63-2.94
CDN Dollar0.7676-0.0045
Gold1096.90+0.60
Oil49.48+0.32
Lumber251.00-0.60
Natural Gas2.883+0.062

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.18+0.01
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.41+0.01
Cantex0.05+0.00
Anavex Life Sciences0.793+0.007
Metalex Ventures0.045-0.005
Russel Metals19.10-0.11
Copper Mountain Mining0.82-0.03
Colorado Resources0.06+0.00
ReliaBrand Inc0.0045-0.0022
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.03+0.00
Mission Ready Services0.14-0.01
Decisive Dividend Corp2.50-0.08

 





FEATURED Property
21811562340 Bering Road
10091943 bedrooms
$995,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Chasing ducks

Photo: Thinkstock.comWhen businessmen tell me that being low priced is the only way to stay in business, I am skeptical. Price is the simplest way for a consumer to compare and is overused as the basi...


Taking care of business

Photo: Thinkstock.comRetirement as a goal has changed a lot over the years. There was a time, it was the only goal. You’d punch the clock and count the years until you could stop punching that t...


Income from home equity

Photo: Thinkstock.comWhen retirement funds run low, seniors often ask if tapping into the equity in their home is the right way to retain financial independence. To see if this option might be a good ...

_



26586




Member of BC Press Council


26632