Chocolate factory adds 500 new jobs

STRATHAM, N.H. Lindt USA’s 300,000-square-foot addition to its national headquarters and production facility will add 500 jobs to New Hampshire’s economy, making it the “sweetest,” if not the “chocolatiest” state in the nation, said Gov. John Lynch after the ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday.

The company produces its Lindor Truffle collection at the facility—about 7 million truffles are made daily—and soon will produce bars, as well. The expansion project comes during major growth in the premium chocolate market.