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Oct. 5, 2017CRESTON, Iowa |  By: AP

Creston factory closes

A southern Iowa candy factory is closing its doors, taking more than 250 jobs from the area.

Ferrara Candy Company announced Wednesday it will close its unionized Creston plant sometime in December. The company makes well-known candy brands, including Brachs, RedHots, Jujyfruits, Lemonheads and Trolli Gummi candies. The plant has operated in Creston for more than 30 years.