Kudos to our good friends at Haribo, makers of the iconic gummy candies whose slogan translates: "Kids and Grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo"! Most of us here in Badgerland have known about this for a while. It is nice to see these broader announcements now in the popular press. I've had the pleasure of meeting some of the company's executives and couldn't be happier to welcome them to Wisconsin.
German candy maker Haribo has announced plans to construct a new North American factory in Wisconsin that is set to become one of the largest confectionery facilities in the country creating 385 jobs then up to 4,200 ‘indirect jobs’ upon completion.