Hershey Company to expand Virginia operation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Hershey Company has picked Virginia for a major expansion of its manufacturing operation.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that the candy maker plans a $104 million expansion at its facility in Augusta County. The expanded facility will manufacture a type of fudge and peanut cream.

The new project is expected to create 65 new jobs.

Northam approved a $1 million in state grants for the project.

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Hershey brands include Reese’s, Kit Kat and Jolly Rancher.

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