PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI–The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission has approved plans for German candy maker Haribo (har-re-bow) to begin construction in the village.

The gummy bear manufacturer will locate in the Highland Corporate Park on a 137 acre property.

Of the multiple buildings planned for the site, the first phase will be a 602-thousand square foot manufacturing facility and an over 162-thousand square foot warehouse.

The company plans to employ at least 450 people and produce more than 66,000 tons of candy each year.

Construction will begin in the spring of 2020.