Ground Broken for New Chocolate Factory in Baltimore County

0
Share the News


Courtesy Mary Sue Easter Eggs
The maker of these Easter treats is moving to Middle River.

Middle River is getting a new chocolate factory, somewhat at Baltimore City’s expense. Construction teams broke ground today on a new factory for Ruxton Chocolates, the maker of Mary Sue Easter eggs, out in Middle River thanks to some helpful funding from Baltimore County.

As part of the move to the planned 100,000-square-foot facility, Ruxton Chocolates will be closing three of its locations, two of them in the city and one up in Pennsylvania. The two facilities in Baltimore are in Woodberry and near Saint Agnes Hospital, according to the Sun. The new factory will be located at Baltimore Crossroads @95.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was there out on Route 43 for the groundbreaking ceremony today. “Ruxton Chocolates is the latest in almost $1 billion in recent private investment in the White Marsh-Middle River area,” he said in part in a statement.

The county worked with 1412 Tangier, LLC, to secure funding for the construction of the new facility. That company will in turn lease the property to Ruxton Chocolates. Under the industrial revenue bond’s terms, the county isn’t on the hook for any money not repaid by 1412 Tangier.

“Baltimore County has worked with us every step of the way as we put the pieces in place for this new building,” said Ruxton Chocolates president Bill Buppert in a statement. “We are very excited about growth opportunities as we expand our nationwide private label business.”

The facility, scheduled to open next summer, will initially create 43 new jobs, though that number will likely rise. It’s unclear whether those workers will be the same once who now work at the closing factories in the city and in Pennsylvania.

Ethan McLeod
Follow Ethan

Ethan McLeod

Senior Editor at Baltimore Fishbowl
Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
Ethan McLeod
Follow Ethan


Share the News