Computer Age Enters

In the administrative area of the company, housed in the former dairy and candy-making facilities on South Jackson Street, modern computerized methods were adopted to process customer orders and handle the volumes of information required to operate the growing company. Sales and marketing representatives spanned the nation and incorporated national advertising methods to reach the modern consumer.

A most significant step toward future growth was taken in 1969 when the first non-family-members were elected to the Board of Directors. During the following years, additional professionals were brought into the corporation, and in 1982, the first non-family member was elected president.