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Canadian-Based Chewters Chocolates Plans Rockwall, Texas, Production Complex

08/02/2022
Canadian-based Chewters Chocolates will open a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rockwall, Texas. The $40 million project is expected to create 120 jobs.

The company plans to build a 189,000-square-foot-facility on a 10.6-acre tract of land within Phase II of the Rockwall Technology Park. The investment will include the installation of advanced manufacturing and automation equipment.

“As our business grows in the US, finding a central manufacturing and distribution location that will allow us to effectively service our US customer demand is critical,” said Chewters Chocolates CEO Richard Foley. “We look forward to breaking ground on this exciting build and working with the greater Rockwall community to bring this chocolate factory to life.”

The new facility will feature up to four chocolate production lines, warehousing, office space, and a small retail store for direct consumer purchases of chocolate and Chewters / Chocxo merchandise.

“Exceptional companies are flocking to the Lone Star State because of our world-class business climate and unmatched, highly skilled, diverse workforce,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Chewters Chocolates’ expansion into Texas is a major boon for our economy and the hardworking people of Rockwall, and I look forward to a continued partnership with the company as we create greater economic opportunities and brighter futures for all Texans.”

Chewters Chocolates is a leading manufacturer of turndown chocolates, branded gifts and in-suite boutique items to the hospitality and foodservice trade.

“We are tremendously excited to announce that Chewters Chocolates has selected Rockwall for their expansion,” said Rockwall Economic Development Corporation (REDC) President Phil Wagner. “First and foremost, their investment will serve to broaden the tax base for the City, County and School District, helping ensure we can continue to have high quality governmental services in Rockwall without all of the tax burden being placed on local residents. Beyond that, the retail store and plant tours Chewters will provide will bring a public element to the Tech Park that we have never had before.”

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