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HARIBO finalizes agreement for site in Pleasant Prairie

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The world's leading manufacturer of gummi treats, HARIBO, announced the finalization of a 136.8 acre-site in the Village of Pleasant Prairie. 

According to a news release, the land is located in Prairie Highland Corporate Park (PHCP), where the company plans to build its first-ever North American manufacturing facility.

This final closing comes after the Village of Pleasant Prairie completed land and infrastructure improvements inclusive of sewer systems, water main and roadways. As these steps were underway, HARIBO has continued to take key learnings from building manufacturing facilities around the world and incorporate them with care into its site plans in Pleasant Prairie.

“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 founded our business on the principle of quality and for the past century 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.”

The facility will produce Goldbears gummi bears and other fan-favorite HARIBO treats. This multi-phase build is projected to include a warehouse, manufacturing facility, administrative building and later on a daycare center, fitness building and a retail experience for the public.

HARIBO is set to break ground later this year with construction to follow. 


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