FOUNDER: BOB MIDDLESWARTH
Ira Middleswarth & Son, Inc. was founded back in 1942 by Bob Middleswarth. He started making potato chips with a single kettle, in a two-room building off to the side of his family's home in Beavertown, PA. At that time, Bob and his mother Lottie along with two other employees produced about fifteen pounds of chips an hour. The product caught on and more and more people came to recognize the special great taste and quality of Middleswarth Potato Chips. Bob's father, Ira, later joined the business and by 1959 the company expanded and moved to a new location on Orange Street in Beavertown. The business then became incorporated as Ira Middleswarth & Son and employed 20 workers who manufactured about 350 pounds of potato chips an hour.
Middleswarth has four tractor trailers which deliver to eleven distributors located within the state of Pennsylvania including Sunbury, Lewistown, Altoona, Harrisburg, Wilkes Barre, Reading, State College, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Sayre; who serve Central Pennsylvania dealers. If you can't find Middleswarth chips in your area, they are conveniently shipped all around the world! Simply click "Shop Online" to get started.