Mars Wrigley and Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Unveil New COMBOS Sign at Manufacturing Site
Tuesday, September 19th, 2023
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 ulPmate-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’ conPnued investment in Albany and for its support of programs and iniPaPves 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 organizaPon. “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 transportaPon and logisPcs infrastructure, work force, business climate and community relaPonships.”
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 compePPon, the COMBOS Marathon and Half Marathon and the comprehensive Albany-Dougherty Works! Talent Strategy 2.0, managed by the Albany Area Chamber FoundaPon.
"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 commijed 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.