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Elmer’s Candy Expansion

Makers of the famous Gold Brick Egg, Heavenly Hash, and Pecan Egg candies, chose Woodward to design and expand their operation.

Elmer Candy Corporation selected Woodward Design+Build to provide design and construction for an $11 Million, 66,000 square foot expansion of its Ponchatoula production facility. With this expansion, the total size of the plant including administrative headquarters and distribution facilities will be approximately 400,000 square feet.

According to Robert Nelson, Elmer CEO, The Candy Production Addition expansion project “helps our 160-year-old, family-owned company create the core competency to be the most efficient gift chocolate manufacturer in the world.” He continues, “Our expansion, right here at home, provides a unique U.S. manufacturing model that translates into highly skilled jobs for our associates and ensures the maximum level of quality control and food safety.”

Project Information


Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Manufacturing + Distribution, Pre-construction, Steel


Elmer's Candy Corporation




January 2016


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