ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
A street next to an Albany plant will be renamed in honor of the company on its 50th anniversary.
MARS Chocolate will host an anniversary celebration and street sign unveiling on October 10th.
City commissioners approved the change on Tuesday.
It will not impact addresses for any residents. MARS employs about 170 workers plus contractors in Albany.
Officials say they look forward to another 50 years in Albany.
“We've had 50 great years, we started out roasting peanuts and we are still roasting peanuts for a lot of MARS chocolate brands so we have had a great relationship with the city and we look to continue that for another fifty years,” says Mack Phillips.
Phillips says 90 percent of the peanuts that they roast come from South Georgia.