Three years after breaking ground on its first U.S. candy factory in Pleasant Prairie and just months after production began, HARIBO of America is designing a second phase that will double its size.

The company, maker of Goldbear gummi candies, began production at its 500,000-square-foot facility in the Kenosha County community last summer. The latest expansion is part of a phased plan that would eventually expand the facility to 2 million square feet.

That second phase would bring 400 more jobs to the facility in addition to the 400 already expected for completed buildings, said Wes Saber, HARIBO of America’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. The multiphase plan will also add an administrative building at its 137-acre site.

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