Spangler Candy, a confectionery company with headquarters in the U.S., will continue to produce about half of its candies in Mexico due to U.S. sugar costs. Sugar accounts for 70% of the company's ingredients cost. "Right now U.S. companies such as ours are at a disadvantage because we have to pay a much higher price for sugar and sugar is the main cost in our product," said Kirk Vashaw, president and CEO. "The [U.S. sugar] program is very complicated. We would be happy if they reformed just any one of the five or six pieces to it. But really in order for us to compete in a commodity business, we have to level the playing field."