WACO - Mars will spend $11.7 million to give the Waco facility an upgrade that will include a $4 million enrobing machine that wraps food items in chocolate.
Waco’s plant opened in 1976. The first product it produced was Starburst, a fruit-flavored soft candy. Now, the plant is known for its Snickers production, churning out every product consumed except the snack-sized versions.
One hundred percent of all Snickers Peanut Butter Squared are made in Waco. Production began in October 2010.
The Waco facility, which employs 456, produces 1.5 million Peanut Butter Squared bars a day, 21.5 million a week and 304 million a year. That does not include the many other Snickers-branded products it produces.
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