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Unformatted text preview: Some of the location factors that might be part of Hersheys location selection would be the availability of resources, ease of transportation access, and the proximity to suppliers. Hersheys based their manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania for the supply of fresh water and pastures. Inexpensive resources are another major reason for moving production facilities. (Nickels, McHugh, and McHugh, 271) Although they import some products, majority of the required ingredients are right there in Pennsylvania. By having their manufacturing plant near needed resources cuts back on transportation costs from imported goods. Also being in Pennsylvania may cause Hersheys to incur higher transportation prices to suppliers. They balanced this by having their manufacturing plant right next to the needed resources. Works Cited Nickels, McHugh, and McHugh. Understanding Business 7e. The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2004...
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