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HARIBO finalizes deal for Pleasant Prairie site

Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 12:43:14-05

PLEASANT PRAIRIE — HARIBO is coming to Pleasant Prairie!

The world's leading manufacturer of gummy treats has come to an agreement with the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

HARIBO has purchased a 136.8 acre site where they plan to build their first-ever North American manufacturing facility.

The new site, located in Prairie Highland Corporate Park, is set to break ground later this year. According to a press release, the new facility is set to include a "warehouse, manufacturing facility, administrative building, and later on a daycare center, fitness building, and a retail experience for the public."

The new facility will produce goldbears gummi-bears and other HARIBO treats.

“HARIBO is reaching a big milestone this year; our 100th Anniversary, so we’re excited about this next step in building our U.S. manufacturing facility as part of the celebration,” said Arndt Ruesges, chief production officer. "We’ve inspired millions of moments of childlike happiness through our sweet treats.This new factory will allow us to continue that tradition and produce gummies for our consumers for generations to come, and we appreciate the Village’s diligent partnership to help make that happen.”

This new facility is projected to bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

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