Hackettstown-based Mars Wrigley invested $175 million into its Topeka, Kan., facility to expand production of its Snickers line and to begin production of Milky War and 3 Musketeers.
The investment will create more than 100 new jobs in the area, the company announced April 5.
Mars Wrigley has invested more than $750 million since building the facility in 2014 and has created 500 jobs there. The facility also produces M&Ms Peanuts and Twix.
“We thank the city of Topeka, Shawnee County, and the state of Kansas for their continued partnership and support,” said Topeka Site Director Brian Pardo. “We’re proud to bring better moments to the Topeka community, and along with our investment, will continue our work with local organizations including Junior Achievement, the Topeka Zoo and Washburn Tech.”
While Mars Wrigley is still relatively new to the Topeka area, its Milky War candy bar goes back nearly a century. The candy bar, which is known as a Mars bar elsewhere in the world, turns 100 in 2023.