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Project SweetnessMars Project Sweetness

Location: Topeka, KS.

Owner: Mars Chocolate North America

Description: Project Sweetness is a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Topeka, KS for Mars Chocolate North America. The project will meet the ever growing demand for its iconic confectionery products, including M&M'S® and SNICKERS®. At approximately $250 million and 550,000 total square feet, the project will be the first chocolate plant built by Mars in the United States in 35 years.

Phase I of the new site is planned to be complete in 2013, at which time the site will begin manufacturing M&M'S® and SNICKERS® Brand candies. The new facility will be built to meet leading-edge environmental standards, and will pursue a LEED Gold Certified designation upon completion, demonstrating the project teams’ commitment to sustainability.