Company Profiles

Company and Plant Profiles from Baking & Snack

Slideshow: Ellison Bakery at a cookie crossroads
The Indiana bakery uses its cookie expertise to pave new avenues for growth as an ingredient supplier to other segments of the food industry.

Fireking shares valuable lessons
Fireking Baking Co. owner Greg Acerra shares wisdom he gleaned from starting his own bakery.

Fireking trains for success and safety
Owner Greg Acerra sees the value of taking care of his staff, and it's paying off.

Packaging to 'honor the pig'
Southern Recipe’s new Small Batch pork rinds line celebrates protein through packaging innovation.

Fireking Baking Co. can't stop. Won't stop.
After two decades of bursting at the seams, Fireking Baking Co. is taking it to the next level.

Pretzel Baron redefines speed to market
Feedback is almost instantaneous when new concepts are developed and test marketed at the family’s 14 retail bakeries.

Pretzel Baron: Mastering a new mindset
Authentic German artisan pretzels meet the latest in technology.

Pretzel Baron pursues a noble agenda
The Cincinnati bakery relies on the latest advances in technology to take its authentic artisan pretzels to a national audience.

La Petite Bretonne packages minis in a big way
Family-owned Canadian bakery makes a significant investment in a highly automated and highly flexible packaging department.

La Petite Bretonne takes minis to the max
The Canadian company proves that carving a niche with the smallest of treats eventually makes big things happen.

La Petite Bretonne: More than a baker's dozen
What started with a classic French cookie now runs the gamut when it comes to La Petite Bretonne’s selection.

Gonnella expansion ramps up capacity
The specialty baking company’s new Aurora, Ill., facility now provides ample room for growth to better serve its national market.

Century-old startup
Hostess c.e.o. explains how this once imperiled business is poised for growth on numerous fronts.

Hostess' technology transplant
Hostess Brands’ Twinkie and CupCake operations at Emporia, Kas., go through an important and comprehensive revamping.

Setting a bold, gold standard for going green
Mission Foods' green initiative relies on good building design and innovative water conservation methods.

Mission Foods innovation vs renovation
The nation's leading producer of tortillas looks to the future with an evolving array of packaging ideas.

Mission Foods takes business to new heights
Mission Foods’ plant in Panorama City, CA, focuses on best practices to drive efficiencies within the organization and provide value for its customers.

Quick Start provides quick startup
King's Hawaiian partnered with a Georgia technical college to help staff its newest plant.

King’s Hawaiian completes crowning achievement
The company starts up production at its newest bakery in Georgia to treat its customers royally.

Oak State Products invests in automation ,focuses on innovation
With SKUs in nearly every store across the country, the Wenona, IL, co-manufacturer strategically manages its core competencies and keeps an eye on growth.

Audits keep Oak State on its toes
Clients’ high standards work to the co-manufacturer’s benefit.

Oak State studies sustainability
Bradley University studied the bakery’s sustainable practices.

AbiMar targets the everyday consumer
Cookie and cracker producer provides quality and value.

AbiMar Foods creates a one-stop shop
The Abilene, TX-based company forays into the cracker market to accompany its extensive line of cookies.

Cheryls invests in gluten-free community
The cookie baker finds a way to meet the gluten-free need and give back to its community.