ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. Mars on Monday announced the expansion of one of its production facilities in Pennsylvania. The new wing, which cost $70 million to construct, was built on to one of Mars’ heritage factories, built in 1915.
President of Mars Snackfood U.S., Todd Lachman, said that the expansion comes as a response to growing sales of Mars’ Dove chocolate candies. Accordin to Lachman, demand for Dove has grown by about 20 percent in the last year—a rate that is four times the amount of growth of the premium chocolate category.
At present, two dedicated Dove Promises production lines are up and running. Mars said that expansion has added 30 jobs to the employment roster.