Wrigley will begin producing its LifeSavers at its Chatanooga plant

Wrigley will begin producing its LifeSavers at its Chatanooga plant

Wrigley is bringing its production of LifeSavers mints in-house, expanding a gum site in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The gum giant expects the relocation to be complete by the end of the year, creating 40 jobs in Chattanooga in the process.

The move is part of a strategic shift towards manufacturing more of its core products in-house, which it can then reinvest in growing the LifeSavers business, a Wrigley spokesperson told just-food.

Wrigley plans to optimise the use of its existing facility space by adding a third level to part of the facility.

The company is moving production in-house from a Canadian company under contract with the confectionery producer.

A Wrigleys spokesperson declined to comment on how many jobs will be lost from the Canadian site in the move.