BNutty, Founded by Joy Thompkins '91, "Continues to Expand"
November 7, 2019
"The owners of an artisanal peanut butter company in Portage say the business continues to expand," reports Inside Indiana Business of BNutty, the company founded five years ago by Joy Thompkins, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University.
The enterprise, reports Alex Brown, "initially aimed to raise money for a local youth soccer club. The company has grown to 15 employees with its products being sold throughout northwest Indiana and Illinois, in addition to retailers such as Walmart and QVC. Earlier this year, BNutty announced plans to invest $2 million into a new facility at the AmeriPlex at the Port business park and create up to 100 jobs by 2021."
"When we moved into what we thought was too big to imagine, it was 2,000 square feet, we quickly were moved out of that," Thompkins said. "We were renting four different units there, running across the parking lot. It wasn't a good flow. So we started looking for someplace else in the region and Portage welcomed us with open arms. We've been there for almost a year but now we have plenty of space and we're constantly expanding and pushing our borders and learning more things."
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