Chinese candy factory to bring 120 jobs to Sumter

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 9:42 AM

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) -- A Chinese candy maker is building a new $6 million factory in Sumter.

Officials for Au'Some says they hope to hire 120 workers over the next five years.

The Hong Kong company makes candy for retailers like Walmart, Target, Walgreens and CVS.

The Sumter factory is Au'Some's first facility in North America, and the company wants to have it open by the end of the summer.

Au'some makes candy dispensers, lollipops that ooze candy gel and other items.

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Online: http://www.ausome.com/index.php

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