PLYMOUTH, IND. — Pretzels Inc., a provider of private label pretzels and snack foods, said it will invest approximately $15 million to purchase and equip a 45,000-square-foot facility in Plymouth.
The facility will be Pretzels Inc.’s second in Indiana, joining the company’s headquarters in Bluffton, Ind.. The Plymouth plant will be responsible for the production of peanut butter and bulk pretzel products and will replace the company’s facility in Canonsburg, Pa. Operations are expected to start at the beginning of 2017.
Pretzels Inc. said it plans to hire plant management and supervision, bakers, machine operators, quality control technicians and sanitation, maintenance and warehouse workers for its new center.
“We are excited about the opportunity to build our new plant in Indiana and particularly the Plymouth area,” said Chip Mann and Steve Huggins, co-owners of Pretzels Inc., whose fathers started the business over 40 years ago. “We are lifelong Indiana residents and are pleased to continue the growth of our business in our home state.”
Founded in 1978, Pretzels Inc. is a family-owned business. The company offers pretzels in more than 50 shapes, 20 sizes and 900 varieties for both store brands and its own Harvest Road products. Its fastest growing product line is peanut butter-filled pretzel nuggets, which will be produced at the new Plymouth-based facility.The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Pretzels Inc. up to $350,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans.