Pretzels to build new production facility in Lawrence, Kansas
Pretzels, a US manufacturer of pretzels and other snack products, revealed plans to build a production facility in VenturePark in Lawrence, Kansas.
The new facility, which will be of 150,000sft, is expected to generate a considerable number of new jobs, besides ramping up Pretzels’ capacity across a variety of products and formats.
Pretzels hopes to make it operational in late 2021.
The Indiana-based company said that its expansion into the Kansas City region enables it to better serve markets to the west and south.
Greg Pearson – CEO of Pretzels said: “We are very excited to expand our production footprint and to continue serving our customers with superior capabilities and geographic reach.
“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.
“We look forward to becoming a member of the community in Lawrence and the broader Kansas City metro area as we expand our operations and employee base.”
Pretzels, which is a portfolio firm of an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, produces a range of flavored and stuffed pretzels for private label and national brands. The company also sells pretzels under the Harvest Road brand.
The pretzels manufacturer has already made considerable investments in its personnel, R&D capabilities, and manufacturing presence, which includes a 120,000sft expansion of a facility in Plymouth, Indiana.
Robert Strauss – managing director of Peak Rock Capital said: “Pretzels, Inc., has made tremendous progress with its commercial and new product development initiatives and this new facility reflects Pretzels’ shareholders’ ongoing commitment to support these growth plans.
“We look forward to finding additional ways to support Pretzels’ growth in partnership with its valued customers.”