Mars Wrigley Closes Chocolate Factory West of Chicago – NBC Chicago

Mars Wrigley is closing a chocolate factory on Chicago’s west side and plans to donate the building praised for its Hispanic architecture.

The company said the factory built in 1928 will be phased out over the next two years and that the 280 workers there will “be encouraged to explore opportunities to apply for open roles across our network.” , especially in the Chicago area.”

The Report of the Chicago Tribune that the factory was built on 16 acres in a residential area bordering Oak Park, which was once part of a golf club. The company’s statement said it plans to donate the assets “for community use”.

Mars acquired Chicago-based Wrigley in 2008 and moved its global headquarters to New Jersey in 2017. Mars Wrigley still operates a Burr Ridge ice cream factory, a Yorkville candy factory and a manufacturing site Mattoon Pet Nutrition in Illinois.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mars-wrigley-closing-chocolate-factory-on-chicagos-west-side/2743147/ Mars Wrigley Closes Chocolate Factory West of Chicago – NBC Chicago


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