Ballreich Bros.’ 75,000-sq.-ft. potato chip and snack plant churns out 2,000-5,000 lb. of product an hour. Manufacturing product on a just-in-time basis, the family owned and operated company in Tiffin, Ohio, also produces new Sweet Potato Chips and shoestring Potato Sticks in three flavors.
If anybody knows spuds and how to make delectable wavy or “Marcelled” potato chips out of them, it’s Ballreich Bros. Inc. The Tiffin, Ohio-based chip maker currently markets about 70 stock-keeping units (SKUs) available under the Ballreich’s brand and several private labels. About 35 of the SKUs—all of the potato-based products—are made in-house. Snacks such as popcorn, pork rinds, party mix, pretzel sticks, rings and rods, tortilla chips and other items are contract-packaged.