A snack maker with a nearly 85-year legacy in Fort Wayne is closing. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Seyfert’s has alerted employees it will cease operations. The chip, pretzel and cheese puff producer says it is no longer profitable, according to WPTA-TV.
Seyfert’s was founded in Fort Wayne in 1934, was acquired by Borden Inc. in 1982 and sold it to Heath Acquisition Corp. in 1994. Pennsylvania-based Troyer Farms bought Seyfert’s in 2001. WPTA-TV reports alternatives to closing — including selling — were explored, but not possible. Displaced employees will be offered a severance package and job placement assistance.
Troyer Farms also produces snacks under its own brand name and for private labels, as well as Dan-Dee and Seyfert’s. The company bills itself as "the only U.S. manufacturer of potato chips that grows its own potatoes."