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Inventure Foods to invest $6m to expand its Indiana facility

FBR Staff Writer Published 07 September 2016

Inventure Foods has announced that it will invest over $6m to expand its kettle-cooked potato chip manufacturing capacities at its Bluffton, Indiana facility.

The move is expected to yield an additional 100,000 pounds of finished product per week.

By adding four new 300-pound commercial kettles along with potato processing equipment, the specialty foods marketer and manufacturer expects to see a 50% increase in its potato chip production.

Scheduled to go live this month, the new kettle lines will enable the company to meet the increasing demand for its Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods range of potato chips.

Inventure Foods CEO Terry McDaniel said: "The challenge for us has been keeping up with consumer demand, yet we've never been willing to sacrifice manufacturing excellence in pursuit of a quick-fix solution to short term capacity challenges.

“Instead, we've invested fully into our Bluffton plant to add kettle cooking capabilities that follow in form and function to what we have always used. In doing so, we've met current needs while allowing for future growth, and we've done it all in a manner that remains true to the Boulder brand."

Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods is claimed by the company as one of the fastest growing, minimally processed potato chip brands in the US.

The potato chips brand is also said to be using organic potatoes cooked in kettles with premium oils like olive, coconut and avocado. They are also claimed to be manufactured without the use of any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

The Boulder-branded snacks are primarily manufactured from Goodyear, Arizona along with the Bluffton facility. While the Goodyear plant has been exclusively manufacturing potato chips, the Bluffton plant, in addition to potato chips, manufactures extruded and other snacks.