WF WARE COMPANY
Updated 9 days ago
P.O. Box 144 Trenton, KY 42286
In the early 1920's William Franklin Ware, grandson of Charles Ware, began operation of W. F. Ware Company, a business which contracted popcorn from area farmers. W. F. Ware Company was the first wholesale handler of popcorn south of the Ohio River. In the beginning, "Fireside Popcorn" was packaged by hand at Trenton and distributed in area stores in the early 1930's. Later the "Kentucky Kernel Popcorn" was processed and packaged at the Trenton Plant and shipped by rail to movie theaters all over the southern United States... Presently, W. F. Ware Company, Inc. operates out of our main facility in Trenton. With only a few adjustments, W. F. Ware Co., Inc. has been operating on the same property since 1952. Robert F. Ware has recently retired, leaving his family to continue what he and his father began. His daughter Leigh Groves operates as the head financial secretary, her husband Barry Groves is now President and General Manager, and their son Keith Groves operates as Vice President..
Also known as: W.F. Ware Co., W.F. Ware Co., Inc., WF Ware Company, Inc.