Mars announces $30M facility expansion

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More jobs are coming to one of the sweetest places in town!

The Mars Wrigley Confectionary held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new distribution center on Monday morning. The $30 million investment will fund the 65,000-square foot facility. 

The new center is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Larry Todd has worked for this company in Waco for more than 20 years. He, along with his coworkers and city officials, celebrated at the groundbreaking ceremony. 

“It is a fabulous company,” Todd said. “It is great for our community, great for our associates that work in the factory.”

The world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate and other sweet treats says keeping up with demand is the key to success. 

“This expansion really allows us for to enable us for growth in the future. So the reality is in order to get the product out, we have to get a bigger area in the back end,” says Plant Director Dan Braswell.

This growth is important, because almost all of the Mars products sold in America are made here in this country.

Todd says this company is one big family. 

“My favorite thing is [the] people. We have 600 + great associates that work here,” he says.

Right now, the company says the new 65,000-square foot center will only add about ten more jobs. But this does not include those hired to build the center. Also, more jobs may come later.

Todd says the candy making company has been in the business for more than 40 years, and is sticking to its principles.

“It cares a lot about the community where we work. And the people that support this organization, not just inside, but outside as well,” he says.

The company says they are always looking to hire. If you are interested in any available job opportunities, you can click here.

City of Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos and Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. Head of Supply Nigel Harrison were present at the facility for this announcement.

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