Koppers Specialty Chocolate grows, adds jobs

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Koppers Specialty Chocolate plans to double the size of its company and add jobs at its new location in Brooklyn.

The company plans to grow significantly – increasing hiring and retaining all 35 current employees, as it relocates and expands from its Greenwich Village location to Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

“By expanding and creating these new manufacturing jobs, Koppers will nearly double the number of people it employs,” said ESD President, CEO, and Commissioner Howard Zemsky. “It’s wonderful that Koppers Chocolate, a homegrown, family-owned, New York business, will continue to thrive and grow in the New York State.”

Koppers has been producing award-winning panned chocolates, also known as “dragees” (pronounced “dra-zshay”) since 1937, in Greenwich Village. Koppers is moving into a 50,000-square-foot space in Liberty View Plaza, 850 Third Ave., Brooklyn, and will invest more than $4 million, in renovations and equipment purchases, to outfit the facility for chocolate making.

Source: Empire State Development

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