Serving the Community
When a company has been part of a community for as long as Ellison Bakery, it is not surprising that its management and staff share a strong commitment to be actively involved in the Fort Wayne community.
As a company, Ellison Bakery sponsors youth hockey and Little League baseball teams annually. In addition, its employees have been active participants in the United Way Campaign of Allen County and strong supporters of the Community Harvest Food Bank, Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana, and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots program.
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MediaEllison bakes up own brand
Expansion, new jobs in plant's future
By Sherry Slater • The Journal Gazette • April 11, 2009
A Fort Wayne bakery is launching a line of premium soft cookies similar to ones it previously made for Archway.
Ellison Bakery Inc. plans to invest $1.25 million to add a third oven and production line in its plant at 4108 Ferguson Road after the cookies find a loyal customer base, said Todd Wallin, vice president and general manager.
That would add about 15 jobs to the workforce, possibly within a year. The company now employs 75.
Ellison Bakery made Archway cookies from 1950 to October.
Ellison rolling out new dough
By Deb Todd • For Fort Wayne Newspapers (in EXTRA) • May 26, 2009
Even Cookie Monster would find it impossible to keep up with the production lines at Ellison Bakery. The Fort Wayne-based company produces approximately 150,000 dozen cookies per day, resulting in an annual output of 520,000,000
Long known for its association with Archway Cookies, Ellison recently introduced a new line of branded cookies marketed under its own name.
MJ Sparks, national retail sales manager, said the process began when Archway filed bankruptcy in late 2008. Ellison was the first Archway franchisee circa 1950. In 1997, Ellison sold the franchise back to Archway Corporation and initiated a long term contract baking agreement which prevented Ellison from producing any other product for retail sales, Sparks said.
Ellison to launch own cookie brand
New Products to be in stores in about a month
By Linda Lipp • Fort Wayne Business Weekly • April 2, 2009
For nearly 60 years, cookie lovers everywhere were familiar with the treats made by Fort Wayne's Ellison Bakery, even though they probably didn't know the company's name.
That's all about to change. By the end of April, grocery stores will be selling Ellison's new line of premium cookies for the first time under Ellison's own name.
Don Ellis and his father founded the bakery in 1945 - crunching its name from Ellis and son - and purchased the license that followed it to begin developing and baking cookies for Archway in 1950.
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