After leasing a 97,500 sq ft building in the RIDC Industrial Park for ten years and growing from a company of 35 employees to 200, Tsudis Chocolates decided to purchase their building to allow for increased production expansion. In the past three years, the Pittsburgh-based company had entered into the nutritional product market, changed their name to TruFood Manufacturing, and doubled sales and employment.
RIDC supported their expansion by sponsoring a low-interest $1.56 million PIDA loan for their acquisition, expansion, and production. RIDC is proud to have joined with our State partners in supporting TruFood Manufacturing. The company looks to grow further over the next few years and is a true regional success story.