EDGERTON, Kan. – Dot’s Pretzels, LLC has selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas for their new manufacturing facility. The premiere pretzel brand in North America plans to begin operations later this year in the new facility that will increase Dot’s production capacity to meet the ever-increasing national demand for their signature snacks.
“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.” Dot’s Pretzels purchased a 186,107 square-foot building at 32180 W. 191st Street, as part of a deal with Copaken Brooks. The new facility will be the largest manufacturing plant for Dot’s Pretzels. The company is investing $15 million and creating 22 new jobs. Career opportunities will be available in maintenance, machine operation, and quality assurance roles, starting this summer. Interested candidates can visit the Careers tab at www.dotspretzels.com.
“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! “A big thank you to our partners at Copaken Brooks, CBRE, the Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas City Area Development Council, KC SmartPort, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions, Evergy and the City of Edgerton for their hard work to make this project happen.”
“I’m happy to welcome Dot’s to Edgerton,” says Mayor Donald Roberts. “We look forward to having a great partnership for years to come.”
“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,” Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland said. “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.”
ElevateEdgerton! was formed at the beginning of 2017 as a public-private partnership. With the unprecedented growth of Logistics Park Kansas City there was a need for managing the organized growth of the Edgerton Community. ElevateEdgerton! focuses on recruitment of new commercial and residential development, workforce development strategy and helping manage the organized growth of Logistics Park Kansas City.
Dot’s Pretzels produces unforgettable, gourmet seasoned pretzels that are ideal for a family gathering or company event. Manufactured in Velva, and sold in over 500 retail outlets throughout North Dakota, Bloomberg recognized Dot’s Pretzel’s as one of the top summer snacks of 2014. “One taste, one purchase, forever hooked!”