Hershey, the leading US confectionery firm, is investing $104 million to expand a production plant in Augusta County, VA, USA, according to a report in Area Development.
Once expanded by 111,000 sq ft, the site will reportedly create 65 new jobs and be able to produce penuche (fudge-like confectionery) and peanut cream for distribution to other Hershey facilities on the US east coast.
Commenting on the launch, Susanna Zhu, vice president, US Supply Chain at Hershey said: “The Commonwealth of Virginia and Augusta County have been part of Hershey’s success for more than 35 years. We are pleased to build on this partnership with our plant expansion and continue to make Stuarts Draft a key to delighting consumers across the United States and around the world with our iconic products”.
Source: Area Development