North American pretzel brand invests in Midwest expansion

By Gill Hyslop

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Dot's Pretzels is expanding its production capacity to answer increasing demand. Pic: Dot's Pretzels
Dot's Pretzels is expanding its production capacity to answer increasing demand. Pic: Dot's Pretzels

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Dot’s Pretzels has invested $15m in a new manufacturing facility in Edgerton, Kansas, to increase production capacity to meet increasing national demand.

The snack producer acquired the 186,107-square-foot building, which will become its largest manufacturing plant, expected to begin operations later this year.

“We are making significant investments in our technology at the new facility to keep the company on an aggressive growth trajectory,”​ said Randy Johnson, CEO of Dot’s Pretzels.

“Not only will we be able to produce more pretzels but do so with greater consistency and ability to expand our product lines.”

The facility is based in Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) and will create 22 new jobs.

“Food manufacturing is an industry on the rise, and we are excited to diversify the offerings at LPKC with the addition of Dot’s Pretzels,”​ says James Oltman, president of ElevateEdgerton!, which manages LPKC, an inland port with capacity for 17 million square feet of industrial buildings.

David Toland, Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary, added, “We are so pleased to see Dot’s Pretzels’ plan for growth in Edgerton, and proud that Dot’s is making Kansas home to its largest facility in the nation.

“To help with Dot’s planned expansion, Commerce worked with our partners at KCADC, Evergy, ElevateEdgerton! and the City of Edgerton every step of the way. Collaborations like this are absolutely critical to helping Kansas companies grow.”

Manufactured in Velva, North Dakota, Dot’s gourmet pretzels are sold in over 500 retail outlets throughout the state. According to the producer, more than 1.5m of its pretzels are consumed by Americans each year.

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