HR Green, Inc. key player in Wrigley expansion
HR Green will be performing onsite final civil engineering, platting, and landscape architecture along with final engineering of the proposed signalization for the existing full access to Illinois Rt. 47 for the WM. Wrigley Jr. Company plant expansion in Yorkville, Illinois. Wrigley plans to begin making Skittles at the plant.The expansion, announced.
this week by Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn, in Yorkville will mean an additional 75 full-time manufacturing jobs at the plant which currently employs 300 people. The company plans to expand the Yorkville plant by 145,000 square feet. The facility currently manufactures Juicy Fruit and Doublemint gums and Life Savers. Wrigley is expected to break ground on the expansion in a few weeks and start production by the end of 2015, according to the announcement.
Wrigley plans to invest $50 million to expand the Yorkville facility and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) sweetened the deal with $2 million in tax incentives through the Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) program. The credit is offered to companies as an incentive to build or expand in Illinois when they are considering other states.