Pepperidge Farm Opens New Warehouse and Flexible Packaging Center in Willard, Ohio.
NORWALK, Conn. -- Pepperidge Farm Pepperidge Farm was founded in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin, who named the brand for a property her family owned in Connecticut (which itself was named for the pepperidge tree, Nyssa sylvatica). In 1961, the company was purchased by Campbell's. , Incorporated today marked the openings of two new facilities in Willard, Ohio Willard, Ohio (A.K.A. "The City of Blossoms") is a city in Huron County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,806. Willard is served by the Willard Memorial Library. - a 114,000-square-foot warehouse attached to its existing production plant, and a Flexible Packaging Center at the adjacent Willard Industrial Park. The latter will produce a variety of pack sizes and formats for the company's popular snack products, which include Pepperidge Farm Milano and Chocolate Chunk cookies and Goldfish snack crackers. Pepperidge Farm Willard is the company's largest production plant for biscuit biscuit,
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The new facilities reflect the growing demand for Pepperidge Farm snacks, as well as for specialized spe·cial·ize
v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es
1. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study.
2. packaging to distribute them. Single-serve and other special packs are increasingly important to meet the innovation and convenience desires of consumers, as well as the distribution requirements of non-grocery customers like mass merchandisers, convenience and drug stores.
Leading the ribbon cutting ceremonies A ribbon cutting ceremony is a public ceremony conducted to inaugurate the opening to the general public of a new building or business.
Often, it is conducted in just the manner the name suggests: by tying a ceremonial ribbon across the main entrance of the building, which were Pepperidge Farm President Jay Gould, Senior Vice President of Operations Bob Furbee, and Willard Plant Manager Don Tomaszewski. The approximately 50 guests included Pepperidge Farm executives, corporate neighbors from the Willard area, and local officials. The Willard Plant Staff led attendees on tours of the new facilities, highlights of which included three robotic palletizers in the warehouse and a variety of state-of-the-art, high-speed packing machines in the Flexible Packaging Center.
"As consumer demand for Pepperidge Farm premium snacks is growing, so is the trend toward more innovative, convenient, on-the-go packaging," said Jay Gould. "With these new facilities, Pepperidge Farm will be able to cost effectively explore emerging technologies and marketplace opportunities to meet consumer and customer needs. It is an investment in the future growth of our business."
Bob Furbee, Senior Vice President, Operations, added: "Pepperidge pepperidge: see black gum. Farm's decision to build these facilities in Willard reflects our confidence in the management and workforce here, based on their high quality performance over 28 years."
"These new facilities are an outstanding addition to our Willard plant," said Plant Manager Don Tomaszewski. "They will bring new activity and income to the community and make Willard an even larger contributor to the success of Pepperidge Farm."
The Pepperidge Farm Willard Plant currently employs 603. Ten jobs have been added to support the new operations, along with several dozen contract positions to meet the varying swings in customer orders and mix of products required.
About Pepperidge Farm
Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a leading provider of premium quality fresh bakery products, cookies and crackers, and frozen foods. Among the company's most popular products are Chocolate Chunk and Milano(R) cookies, Goldfish(R) crackers, and more than 50 varieties of fresh baked breads including Swirl, Farmhouse, and Natural Whole Grain breads.
Pepperidge Farm was founded in Connecticut in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin Margaret Rudkin (née Fogarty) (September 14, 1897 - June 1, 1967) of Fairfield, Connecticut was the founder of Pepperidge Farm.
Born in New York City, she was the eldest of five children of Joseph and Margaret "Healey" Fogarty. , an entrepreneurial homemaker who began baking baking: see cooking.
Process of cooking by dry heat, especially in an oven. Baked products include bread, cookies, pies, and pastries. fresh, all-natural bread for her allergy-afflicted son. The company is now a nationwide business with 8 manufacturing facilities, almost 5,000 employees, 3,000 independent distributorships, and just over $1 billion in sales. Pepperidge Farm was acquired by Campbell Soup Company Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) (also known as Campbell's) is a well-known American producer of canned soups and related products. Campbell's products are sold in 120 countries around the world. It is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. in 1961.