Iowa candy factory to close in December, taking 250 tasks – KWWL – Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) – A southern Iowa candy factory is closing its doors, taking more than 250 tasks from the area.The Des Moines

Register reports Ferrara Sweet Company announced Wednesday it would close its unionized Creston plant sometime in December. The business makes popular sweet brands, including Brachs, RedHots, Jujyfruits, Lemonheads and Trolli Gummi candies.The plant has

operated in Creston for more than 30 years.The business says in a statement that it would use severance pay and transition assistance to its Iowa staff members. The factory, which rests on the southeast side of town, is one of the biggest employers in Creston, a town of approximately 7,800.

Creston Mayor Gary Lybarger states the news came as a surprise to the community.Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights scheduled. This product may not be released, broadcast, rewritten or rearranged.