Wrigley Ribbon Cutting at Gainesville-Hall County Facility on June 24, 2015. (L-R): Commissioner Jeff Stowe, Hall County; Commissioner Billy Powell, Hall County; Deputy Commissioner Tom Croteau, Georgia Department of Economic Development; Casey Keller, President of Wrigley NA; Tim Evans, Chamber VP of Economic Development; Mayor Mike Miller, Flowery Branch; Kevin Fitzpatrick, VP Operations Wrigley NA; Jim Fitzgerald, Facility Manager of Wrigley Manufacturing.
Mars, Incorporated announced on June 24 the company’s business unit, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, is adding 155 new associates, new lines and capital investiment to the Gainesville-Hall County facility over two years to support additional production of ORBIT®, the company’s largest gum brand in the U.S., and EXCEL®, Canada’s leading gum brand. The factory already employs 670 associates and produces some of the world’s most popular gums, including JUICY FRUIT® and EXTRA®. The expansion is a result of moving production from the company’s Toronto factory, which will close in March 2016.
“Wrigley has been part of the Georgia community for over 40 years. We continue to support the community with job creation and economic development by expanding our factory’s sugarfree gum production. We’re happy to have worked in partnership with the state to add this capacity to our facility,” said Jim FitzGerald, Factory Director for Wrigley’s Flowery Branch facility.
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