Blendex Company Celebrates 40 Years
Louisville, Kentucky, February 1, 2018 – Blendex Company is proud to announce that 2018 is our 40th year in business; a family owned business started by Eugene A. Pottinger. The Pottinger's throughout the years have been driven by the entrepreneur spirit involving food and hospitality. In the late 1970's, Gene Pottinger left a commercial cooking equipment manufacturer to create the highest quality supplier of coatings and batters to the food industry. He established this company because he was frustrated with the level of service he had seen from other companies, and wanted to create a different type of company - the kind he wanted to do business with when he was in the cooking equipment business.
He created a company that puts customers first, responds to and protects the confidentiality relationship, has high integrity to do the right thing, provides a high quality and safe product for a good value, and treats its own team members even better. Even though Gene Pottinger left us many years ago, these core business tenets remain the same today for all Blendex business holdings which are still controlled by Ron Pottinger.
We thank our customers and team members for 40 great years, and we look forward to continuing to serve them. To celebrate this anniversary, we will be hosting a special open house event this fall at our Louisville production facility. Be watching for more information!
Gene Pottinger was the founder of Blendex in 1979. Here is a newsletter article he wrote to the Blendex employees in 1991. It is a good example of his heart and values, the same heart and values his son Ron uses to lead Blendex today:
Our 2017 award for Fast Fifty was earned with a lot of hard work and perserverance!