Long-time Baton Rouge business celebrates milestone

Pod Pack celebrates major milestone

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge business celebrated a major milestone Monday morning.

The Michael Foster Project lead a second line through Pod Pack International. The Baton Rouge company makes single serve coffee pods, which have exploded in popularity. On Monday, Sept. 9, the company celebrated the one billionth pod to come off its production line. Their CEO says incentives from the city and state helped them expand to 100 employees.

The company had a second line to celebrate selling its billionth unit.
The company had a second line to celebrate selling its billionth unit. (Source: WAFB)

“We saw the vision, but we weren’t quite ready with the capital to go after it, and with the state incentives and the local incentives, it gave us the confidence that they would support us and we knew what we needed to do,” said Tom Martin, CEO of Pod Pack International.

Tom Martin, CEO of Pod Pack International
Tom Martin, CEO of Pod Pack International (Source: WAFB)

Pod Pack has been in Baton Rouge for 19 years. They operate out of a $10 million facility on Airline Highway. Monday’s one billionth pod was dedicated to a former employee named Kyle Gatzke. He recently lost his life in a car crash.

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