MARS WRIGLEY CONFECTIONERY TO INVEST IN TOPEKA FACILITY
JEDO approved the incentive in early March of this year.
Mars Wrigley Confectionery will make a $30 million capital investment in their existing facility, resulting in an overall economic impact of $38.5 million.
“We are so excited to see Mars Wrigley Confectionery have another expansion in Shawnee County,” said Molly Howey, senior vice president of economic development for the Greater Topeka Partnership. “This expansion illustrates the continued commitment that Mars has in the Topeka & Shawnee County community.”
“We are proud to be part of the Topeka community for the last five years,” said Bret Spangler, Topeka Site Director, Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. “We are grateful for the continued support from the City of Topeka, Shawnee County and state of Kansas, and we are pleased to further invest in the community.”
“Mars Wrigley Confectionery is an exceptional company to have in our community, and their support of community growth and partnerships across Topeka and Shawnee County ensures continued economic prosperity,” said JEDO Chair and Mayor Michelle De La Isla.
Mars Wrigley Confectionery has invested over $500M on their Topeka site, creating over 420 jobs. Mars is committed to continuing to make its products in the U.S. - we believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. With that, over 95 percent of Mars Wrigley Confectionery products sold in the U.S. are also made locally by the company’s dedicated team of over 6,000 Associates located in its 14 domestic sites.
Following GO Topeka’s incentive guidelines, Mars Wrigley Confectionery will be receiving up to $66,000 based on the performance of the company’s jobs created and investments in the Topeka facility.
About Mars Wrigley
Mars Wrigley is the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections. With beloved global brands like M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, DOUBLEMINT®, SKITTLES® and STARBURST®, Mars Wrigley brings smiles to faces around the world. Globally, the business employs more than 30,000 Associates, operates in about 70 countries and distributes its brands in more than 180 countries. Mars Wrigley is globally headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. For more information, please visitwww.mars.com.