Albany, Georgia – Mars Wrigley, with the support of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, unveiled a new sign at the company’s Albany facility, proudly showcasing the site’s COMBOS® line and celebrating Mars Wrigley’s continued commitment to Albany. The occasion was celebrated with an Albany Area Chamber ribbon cutting.
COMBOS, the ultimate-stuffed snack, is produced only in Albany by Mars Wrigley at its site on Oakridge Drive, since 1978. Popular flavors include Pizzeria Pretzel and Cheddar Cheese Cracker. The new sign features Mars and COMBOS logos and the tagline, “We Make A Great COMBO.”
“Albany and Mars absolutely make a great combo, in more ways than one. We’re grateful for Mars’ continued investment in Albany and for its support of programs and initiatives that make a broad social and economic impact on our community,” said Barbara Rivera Holmes, president & CEO of the Albay Area Chamber, the region’s leading business organization. “Mars has been part of the community for decades and Albany being the sole manufacturing home of COMBOS speaks to Albany’s advantages with respect to transportation and logistics infrastructure, work force, business climate and community relationships.”
Albany’s Mars Wrigley facility is part of Mars Incorporated, a global, family-owned business that believes “the world we want tomorrow starts with the business we do today.” That ethos resonates with the local facility, whose commitment to community is demonstrated in support of programs including the FLEX ABY youth entrepreneurial competition, the COMBOS Marathon and Half Marathon and the comprehensive Albany-Dougherty Works! Talent Strategy 2.0, managed by the Albany Area Chamber Foundation.
“We are so proud of this site, the product we produce, and being an employer of choice in Albany,” said Kristen Murray, Albany Site Director, Mars Wrigley. “Worldwide, we are the only facility in the world that is producing COMBOS. We are committed to growing this brand, growing this site, and being a good partner with the community.”
Learn more about the COMBOS story and heritage at www.combos.com.
Albany Chamber members and team members from Mars gather to celebrate the unveiling of the new sign.
The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1910, is leading a multi-year strategic effort to advance economic opportunities and a thriving community. With a diverse business community in our corner, the Albany Area Chamber works diligently to serve area businesses, develop strategies that help our community prosper and design the path of Albany’s future. Learn more at www.albanyga.com
About Mars, Incorporated
Mars, Incorporated is driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. As a global, family-owned business, Mars is transforming, innovating, and evolving to make a positive impact on the world. Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of quality snacking, food, and pet care products and services, we employ 140,000+ dedicated Associates. With more than $47 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including Ben’s Original™, CESAR®, Cocoavia®, DOVE®, EXTRA®, KIND®, M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, and WHISKAS®. We are creating A Better World for Pets through our global network of pet hospitals and diagnostic services – including AniCura, BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, Linnaeus and VCA™ – using cutting edge technology to develop breakthrough programs in genetic health screening and DNA testing.