November 16, 2017
SunButter® Celebrates Local Manufacturing with Governor Doug Burgum And Walmart
On November 13, SunButter joined North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, SunButter employees, Walmart representatives and local officials to celebrate its continuing commitment to manufacturing in Fargo, North Dakota. Additionally, the group celebrated Walmart’s American Jobs Initiative.
SunButter employs more than 20 people locally and is quickly expanding to meet demand. As one of the fastest growing manufacturers in its category, SunButter has nearly doubled its sales over the past two years, selling millions of jars of sunflower butter across North America. “Walmart is a driving force in the growth of our company, positively impacting our employees and community,” said Justin LaGosh, director of sales and marketing at SunButter. “We’re honored to continue supporting Walmart’s American Jobs Initiative and also look forward to bringing new jobs and manufacturing to Fargo.”
“SunButter is an outstanding example of North Dakota-grown entrepreneurialism and innovation that also highlights our role as the nation’s No. 1 producer of sunflowers,” said Gov. Burgum. “We are grateful to SunButter for choosing to build its business in North Dakota, and to Walmart for setting a goal of buying $250 billion in products supporting American jobs. Together, their commitments to local manufacturing are having a tangible impact in Fargo and communities across our state.”
“Our customers have told us that second to price, where products are made influences their purchase decisions,” said Cindi Marsiglio, vice president, U.S. manufacturing, Walmart. “We are focused on buying great quality products that create jobs in communities across the U.S. It makes sense for our customers, our communities and our company.”
SunButter was developed as a safe and delicious solution for families with peanut and tree nut allergies. As the pioneer of seed-to-jar sunflower butter, SunButter’s products are U.S. grown and produced in one continuous process from field to table that ensures fresh flavor and improved product consistency. SunButter is free of the top food allergens (including peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish, and more), and is known for its delicious roasted sunflower seed taste and healthy nutrition benefits. SunButter has proudly manufactured its products in the United States since 2002 with a full product line of sunflower butter. In addition to growing its sunflower seeds in the U.S., the company sources most of its materials domestically.