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Sugar-Free Sweets Maker to Open $2.5M Plant in Michigan

November 14, 2018

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Sugar-Free Sweets Maker to Open $2.5M Plant in Michigan

Sugar-free confectionery products manufacturer Sugar Free Specialties is investing about $2.3 million to open a new production plant in Plainfield Township, MI, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced in a recent press release. 

Known for its Dr. John’s brand, Sugar Free Specialties was founded in 1995 by dentist Dr. John Bruinsma and his wife, Debra, a hygienist. The company plans to renovate a 25,000-sq-ft facility in Plainfield Township and create about 50 new positions. 

“We were considering sites for our second manufacturing facility in neighboring Indiana, as well as overseas, and we were very impressed by the technical, personnel, and financial resources that the MEDC made available to us,” said the firm’s president and chief executive officer, Michael McDonald, in a statement.

The company produces sugar-free chocolates, taffy, lollipops, hard candies, and other confectionery products using the natural sweeteners xylitol and erythritol. 

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