Taking a Closer Look at Hershey’s

Hershey’s has opened its doors to their new candy factory in Pennsylvania that could make up to “70 million Hershey’s Kisses a day.”


This historic company actually owns a very high-tech chocolate factory that produce those famous chocolates and candy bars. The machines in the factory are working 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to produce millions of candy bars and chocolate products a day.


Chocolate are churned up and kept in vats to be formed into different forms of sweets and candy bars. These sweet products are made to taste as good as the original chocolate that made the company popular but they don’t have hand-wrap them individually anymore.


At present, the company can make Hershey’s Kisses that produce to form a line 300,000 miles long in a year – enough chocolate Kisses to go from New York to Shanghai and back again, more than 20 times.


This factory is part of the company’s West Hershey Plant expansion plan which adds up to 340,000 square feet to their existing production plant. Unfortunately, part of the plan is to demolish part of the factory that was built by Milton Hershey himself.


The factory is set to include office space for 1,000 employees as part of their commitment to employ more local work force in Pennsylvania. At the same time, people in Hershey Co. are putting down efforts to enhance the company’s standing as a “good corporate citizen,” by funding a factory in Ghana that is meant to feed thousands of people. Ghana is actually one of Hershey’s top producers of cocoa.