Quigley closes Simon Candy plant
February 16, 2009
Doylestown, Pa.-based The Quigley Corp. announced it will close its Simon Candy manufacturing facility located in Elizabethtown, Pa. due to increased raw material costs and low-cost, foreign-sourced products. The closure will result in all Simon Candy employees losing their jobs.
The Simon Candy plant, which has been in business for more than 50 years, will remain open until its customers’ orders have been filled and all ingredients and materials have been used. The following brands will be discontinued: Simon’s brand bulk candies, Coal Candy, Tropical Treasures, Stars & Stripes Mints, Serendipity Sugar Free, Lolly Lites, and College Farm Organic.
The Quigley Corp.’s Lebanon, Pa. plant will remain in business. Its Cold-Eeze, Kidz-Eeze and Organix cough drops are unaffected by the plant closure.