McClure's Pickles made the move from Oakland County to Detroit last year to help it meet the demand for its artisan eats. A year into filling out its new home, the 6-year-old company is finding that new production capabilities bring new challenges.
"We used to be backlogged on product, and sales came easy," says Joe McClure
, co-owner of McClure's Pickles
. "That's now shifting so we are spending less time on production and more time on sales."
moved to a 20,000-square-foot industrial space in Detroit near Hamtramck. The new space allowed the company to modernize its manufacturing capabilities and double its production to 3,000 jars of pickles per day.
"We can make more product and get it out the door faster," McClure says. "We have more time now so we can play around with more ideas."
McClure's Pickles principal product is its signature pickles, but it has grown its product offerings
to include potato chips, blood mary mix, relish and brine water. It is based in Detroit but also has a 5-person office in Brooklyn, New York City. The company overall employs 20 people and has hired one new person over the last year.
Source: Joe McClure, co-founder of McClure's Pickles
Writer: Jon Zemke
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