Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Aunt Millie's

While making my breakfast this morning I discovered another 100-year-old company.  Reading bread wrappers isn't the most efficient way to build a data base, but it is typical of how I have found many of the old companies for my research. 
 Aunt Millie’s Bakeries is a family-owned company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It operates six bakeries in three states, producing bread and other bakery products.  The company was founded in 1901 as the Fort Wayne Biscuit Company. Since the goal of the company was "perfection," the company was later renamed Perfection Biscuit Company, then Perfection Bakeries, and later to Aunt Millie's Bakeries after its popular line of breads.  Today's president, John F. Popp, is the grandson of the founder.
Aunt Millie’s produces baked goods including bread, buns, rolls, English muffins, bagels, and muffins and employs about 1,600 people in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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