WBEZ | licorice http://www.wbez.org/tags/licorice Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Northern Indiana licorice maker planning $10M expansion http://www.wbez.org/sections/food/northern-indiana-licorice-maker-planning-10m-expansion-105097 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/flickr_KellBailey.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>LaPORTE, Ind. &mdash; A northern Indiana factory that makes candy and licorice is planning a $10 million expansion company officials say will add 35 new jobs by 2015.</p><p>American Licorice Co. plans to renovate its 285,000-square-foot LaPorte plant and install a licorice production line and a rail spur to ferry ingredients to the plant.</p><p>The Times of Munster <a href="http://bit.ly/11R63cL" target="_blank">reports</a> American Licorice is one of the nation&#39;s original licorice manufacturers. The company produces Red Vines, Sour Punch, Natural Vines, Super Ropes and Snaps.</p><p>The Bend, Ore.-based firm employs 150 Indiana residents at its LaPorte plant and 500 nationwide.</p><p>The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered American Licorice up to $200,000 in tax credits based on the company&#39;s job creation plans. Those incentives are contingent on the company hiring Indiana residents.</p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/sections/food/northern-indiana-licorice-maker-planning-10m-expansion-105097