Mars Wrigley Plans $142M Expansion of Tennessee Plant

October 9, 2018

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Mars Wrigley Plans $142M Expansion of Tennessee Plant
The entrance to the Mars Wrigley Confectionery facility in Cleveland, TN. Image courtesy of Google Maps

As part of a rollout of a new variety of M&M’s candy, Mars Wrigley Confectionery plans to invest $142 million in the expansion of its Cleveland, TN production plant, local news organizations reported, creating about 80 new full-time jobs in the process.

Company officials told the Cleveland Bannerthat Mars Wrigley will upgrade production assets to produce the new Hazelnut Spread M&M’s. 

“The investment includes updating equipment and technology to make the hazelnut spread, as well as packaging innovations for the changing consumer market,” plant site director of the Cleveland facility, Mack Phillips, said in the newspaper’s coverage.

When the new production line becomes operational next year, it will be the sole Mars Wrigley facility to produce the hazelnut spread-centered M&M’s. The Cleveland facility, the largest production plant for M&M’s globally, is marking its 40th anniversary this year, according to a report by CBS News affiliate WDEF.

Mars Wrigley’s plant will have a headcount of about 800 workers when the new positions are added.

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