The maker of Mary Sue, Naron and Glauber’s candies has begun construction of a new $8 million headquarters and manufacturing plant in Middle River. Ruxton Chocolates is consolidating three locations into a 100,000-square-foot facility at Baltimore Crossroads @95, a 1,000-acre development along Maryland Route 43 in eastern Baltimore County.
“We are pleased that the company that makes some of Maryland’s iconic candy brands has picked Baltimore County for its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility,” says Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Ruxton Chocolates is the latest in almost $1 billion in recent private investment in the White Marsh-Middle River area.” Ruxton Chocolates will bring 43 new jobs to Baltimore County when the facility opens in summer 2017. Baltimore County helped Ruxton reduce the cost of borrowing by supporting an $8 million industrial revenue bond, a financing tool that allows manufacturers to borrow at a lower interest rate for major capital projects such as a new factory.