Haribo may be a maker of gummy candy, but the real sweet treat for Wisconsin is that the Germany-based company finally broke ground on its manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie in December, more than three years after announcing its plans to build the facility.
It is being built in the Prairie Highland Corporate Park, near the southwest corner of 120th Avenue and County Highway C (Wilmot Road). Once finished, it will be Haribo’s first North American manufacturing building.
The project’s first phase will be around 500,000 square feet and employ 385 when completed in 2022. Future phases could bring employment to more than 1,000.
Size: 500,000 square feetCost: More than $300 million
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Co.