The company that makes Gummy Bears is Haribo. They’ve never had a factory in the United States before. The new facility will be located in Wisconsin and will create hundreds of new jobs.
CNN Money reports:
Gummy bear giant set to open its first U.S. factory
German gummy maker Haribo announced on Thursday that it will open its first U.S. factory in the Badger State. The Kenosha County plant will create 400 jobs, according to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and is scheduled to open in 2020.
The project marks one of the largest investments from a foreign company in the state’s history, the governor’s office said.
Walker thanked Haribo for choosing his state. “Haribo is a great fit with the many other iconic companies that already call Wisconsin home,” he said, citing the state’s “business-friendly climate and strong fiscal management.”
Construction of the plant is expected to start next year, according to Mark Maley, Public Affairs and Communications Director for Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Capital investment in the first phase of the project is $242 million, Maley said.
The 500,000 square foot facility will be the third-largest confectionery plant in the U.S., he added.
Governor Scott Walker put out this tweet:
Pleased to announce Haribo Candy Products has chosen WI as the location for their North American Headquarters – creating 400 WI jobs! pic.twitter.com/2jTg0ZwELJ
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) March 23, 2017