Yesterday, The Hershey Company announced that it has reached a tentative labor agreement with the union representing employees at its 19 East Chocolate Ave. and West Hershey facilities located in Hershey, Pa.
If the union’s rank and file approve the pact, Hershey's Board of Directors will be asked to review and approve a significant modernization project, one which would expand and modernize the West Hershey manufacturing facility into one of the world's largest and most advanced chocolate-making facilities.
Current production in the 19 East Chocolate Ave. plant, as well as a portion of the workforce, would relocate to the West Hershey facility. Additionally, the company would continue to occupy a portion of the older 19 East Chocolate Ave. facility as administrative offices. The company expects to finalize the accord in June.
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