Inside INdiana Business

Pretzels Inc. expands out of state

(photo courtesy of Pretzels Inc.)

BLUFFTON, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. is making its first foray outside of Indiana. The snack manufacturer, which also has a large presence in Plymouth, is planning to build a 150,000-square-foot production facility in Lawrence, Kansas and create a “significant number” of jobs.

The company says the new facility will increase its capacity across a range of products and formats and also better serve markets to the west and south.

“We are very excited to expand our production footprint and to continue serving our customers with superior capabilities and geographic reach,” Greg Pearson, chief executive officer of Pretzels Inc., said in a news release “This new facility exemplifies Pretzels’ commitment to support the growth of our diverse and expanding customer base with industry-leading quality and efficiency across a variety of traditional and innovative products.”

The new facility is expected to be operational in late 2021.

The announcement comes nearly two years after Pretzels Inc. detailed a 120,000-square-foot expansion to its Plymouth facility. The company says that expansion was completed earlier this year.