Mars Builds New Factory in Topeka

Posted on April 2, 2014

Mars has opened a new plant in Topeka, Kansas. The Topeka-Capitol Journal reports that the 500,000-square-foot plant took two years to build. It will produce about 10 million candy items each day, including 39 million individual M&Ms. Mars is applying for LEED gold certification for the Topeka plant.

Elaine Quijano from CBS This Morning toured the new facility. The factory is focused on Peanut M&Ms and Snickers. It will make over 6 million Snickers bars per day. The plant includes a huge peanut roasting room where 25 tons of peanuts are roasted. Elaine learned that the name Snickers come from a family horse. Take a look: