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Mars Inc. investing $100M at Kansas candy plant

Company will add 70 full-time workers to the 200 already working in the city once the project is completed.


July 16, 2015
by The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mars Inc. is planning a $100 million expansion of its candy-making facility in Kansas.

The development comes a little more than a year after the New Jersey-based company opened its $270 million plant south of Topeka, where M&M’s and Snickers are made. It was the company’s first new plant in 35 years.

After work on the 90,000-square-foot expansion wraps up in late 2016, the company will add 70 full-time workers to the 200 already working in the city.

Mars is receiving economic development incentives. Mars hasn’t determined which candies it will make there.

© 2015 The Associated Press

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