The Organic Snack Company (TOSC), a premium food-manufacturing company and exclusive producer of Kate's Real Food, announced that its owner, Bruce Thaler, through the development entity BT Snacks II, purchased 82 acres of land in Bedford, Pa., with the Business Park II in anticipation for future expansion this summer.

The purchase of the land will allow the company to expand TOSC's operations as well as begin the construction of additional manufacturing and warehousing space, with a total build out of up to 750,000 square feet. The anticipated investment in the project is expected to exceed $75 million and create 500 or more jobs in the community.

TOSC worked closely with the Bedford County Development Association (BCDA) for local development assistance, the Governor's Action Team (GAT) and Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for state assistance, and Dollar Bank for project financing to ultimately bring the acquisition to fruition. Since its establishment in 2020, TOSC has become a premier employer in central Pennsylvania, and has grown from more than seven employees to approximately 100, with additional opportunities and growth on the horizon.