Oreos maker to decide between Chicago, Mexico for new investment

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CHICAGO — Chicago is competing with Mexico to land a plant that makes Oreos and Chips Ahoy cookies.

Mondelez International Plans to invest $130 million to put up four new manufacturing lines that would make Nabisco cookies and crackers.

The company is starting talks with its labor unions here in Chicago and says it will base its decision on a variety of factors.

The company’s plant at 73rd and Kedzie has more than 1,000 union members. It also has a plant in Salinas, Mexico, and the company’s CEO says fewer workers will be needed for the new lines.

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