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Located in Youngstown, Ohio, Belmont Confections is a spinoff of a Pittsburgh-based family business. Specializing in the development and manufacturing of private label nutritional bars, Belmont has continued to grow since its creation in 2007.
For nearly 30 years, owner George Tsudis’s father, Spiro, worked for D.L. Clark Candy Co. in Pittsburgh, the former manufacturer of the Clark bar. Spiro Tsudis left Clark in 1985 to establish Penhurst Candy Co., which made candy under private labels for national distributors.
Belmont takes pride in being a leading provider of private label protein and health bars throughout the United States and beyond. Our focus on producing products of the highest quality and safety standards drive us to consistently exceed the expectations of our customers.
1985Spiro and Marge Tsudis start Penhurst Candy Co. —12,000 sq. ft. converted grocery store. Penhurst, specializing in the production of chocolate candy bars for fundraising, was named after the street Spiro and Marge lived on in the East Hills of Pittsburgh. Years of hard work and success enabled the company to expand and move into the former D.L. Clark Candy Co. building.
2001George and Pete Tsudis acquire company and change name to Tsudis Chocolate. Together, the two brothers expand the capabilities of the company to include nutrition and protein bar production.
2004Operations move to 98,000 sq. ft. Alpha Building at RIDC Park (Pittsburgh)
2007Belmont Confections branches off Tsudis Chocolate
2009George Tsudis becomes president of the company
2010Belmont Confections installs second production line
201215,000 sq. ft. Motor Inn Drive building is acquired
2013SQF 3 Status is achieved
2015Company expands production capabilities to include molded extruding
2017Achieves a score of 96 on SQF 3 unannounced audit
2018Belmont Confections installs third production line