BETHLEHEM, PA. — Filled-marshmallows maker Stuffed Puffs recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Bethlehem.
Stuffed Puffs launched its products earlier this year exclusively at Walmart stores, but the opening of the new manufacturing plant will give the company the capability to expand to other retailers in 2020, the company said.
“Stuffed Puffs will be available at retailers across the U.S. in the next year,” said Michael Tierney, founder and chief executive officer of Stuffed Puffs. “The Lehigh Valley offers great incentives for companies to build here. With my partners, Richard Thompson and Marshmello, our plan is to have this new plant up and running quickly to meet demand. Meanwhile, Stuffed Puffs’ existing plant in (Delafield) Wisconsin is running 24/7 to satisfy America’s new-found craving for s’mores indoors.”
Stuffed Puffs, which is part of Factory L.L.C., said it received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development.
“Food processing is one of Pennsylvania’s most robust and vibrant industries, supporting thousands of jobs and generating more than $5 billion in sales annually,” said Dennis M. Davin, Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development. “It is only fitting that Stuffed Puffs, a new, innovative food company, would make the Lehigh Valley in our commonwealth its new home, and we are proud to have helped.”