Confectionery firm Ferrero North America started work this week on its first chocolate processing plant in North America. The company and government officials gathered for a ground breaking event Wednesday to mark the start of the $75 million project in Bloomington, IL.
During construction, Ferrero’s existing manufacturing facility in Bloomington will be expanded by 75,000 sq ft to produce chocolate for the Crunch, 100Grand, Raisinets, and other company brands sold in the region’s market.
About 50 new jobs will be created with the addition of the new plant. Ferrero expects the facility to open in Spring 2023.
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