Candy Bar Factory Calling It Quits

Peter Paul plant, which had been making treats like Mounds and Almond Joy for 85 years, closing as part of parent company Hershey's major restructuring plan.

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — Peter Paul, a Naugatuck factory where candy bars such as Mounds and Almond Joy have been made for 85 years, is shutting down for good.
 
The Hershey Co., parent company of Peter Paul, was scheduled to cease production Friday afternoon.
 
Peter Paul’s 220 employees will either retire or find work elsewhere. Hershey is shifting production of Mounds and Almond Joy to a plant in Virginia. The shift is part of an overall realignment plan by Hershey. The company is eliminating 1,500 jobs nationwide and cutting a third of its production lines during the next three years.
 
The company announced in April that Peter Paul would close by the end of this year, and later set the date for Friday.
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