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Parkersburg chip maker Mister Bee resumes production

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Fans of Mister Bee Potato Chip Co. don't have to wait much longer to enjoy the company's snacks again.

The Parkersburg company resumed production Monday following a six-month shutdown.

Mister Bee's president Christie Mallett tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that the company will begin delivering potato chips to Kroger, Wal-Mart and other stores on Friday.

Mister Bee's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last November. Since then, the company has restructured and a private investor has provided money for operations.

Mallett says most of the employees have returned to work. The company employs more than 30 people.

The family-owned company was founded in 1951. It serves customers in West Virginia, southeast Ohio and eastern Kentucky.



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