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Hershey Expands Hazleton Plant!
Updated On: Mar 21, 2018
Hershey Chocolate is expanding! The Hershey Company is expanding Kit Kat manufacturing at the UFCW Local 1776 represented facility in Hazleton, PA. The $60 million-dollar project will bring with it over 100 new Hershey employees once completed. A groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the expansion was held on Friday, March 9th, 2018, where Todd Tillemans, President of Hershey’s U.S. business, was joined by UFCW Local 1776 President Wendell Young IV, Secretary-Treasurer Michele Kessler and other union representatives, as well as Hershey executives, leaders from the Hazleton plant, and local and state politicians. The project will add a new Kit Kat manufacturing line at the plant to accommodate the growing popularity of the candy bar, which Hershey expects to become its next billion-dollar brand.