The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. presented its Chicago product development lab and pilot manufacturing plant to employees and the public on September 13. The gum and candy giant developed the $45 million complex, with $15 million in city tax relief, to keep its new-product pipeline full, accelerate the time it takes for new offerings to reach the market and foster greater companywide collaboration.
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company named Mary Kay Haben as group vice president and managing director, North America. Haben will report to Bill Perez, president and CEO and will lead the growth and development of Wrigley's U.S. and Canadian businesses, effective April 16, 2007.
Wixon, Inc., a food ingredients company, received organic certification as a processor from Quality Assurance International (QAI), the largest independent certifying organization of its kind in the U.S.
Wixon, Inc., a national food ingredients company in the Milwaukee suburb of St. Francis, broke ground Monday, March 17, for a culinary center to create, test and demonstrate food specialties and to develop new meat products.