Beautiful certificate from the Flowers Industries, Inc
issued in 1994. This historic document was printed by American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical man and woman. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Chairman and Secretary and is over 14 years old.
Flowers Industries, Inc. produces fresh and frozen baked foods and is the third largest wholesale baker in the United States. The company operates three primary businesses: Flowers Bakeries makes fresh baked goods and markets the products to retailers, mostly in the South and Southeast. The Flowers Bakeries division includes such brands as Nature's Own, a leading national bread brand, Cobblestone Mill, and BlueBird. The company's Mrs. Smith's Bakeries division makes frozen breads and desserts, including the nation's leading brand of frozen pie. Pet-Ritz, Stilwell, and Oregon Farms are among the brands in the Mrs. Smith's Bakeries group. Flowers Industries also owns 55 percent of Keebler Foods Company, the number two producer of cookies and crackers in the United States.
Flowers Baking Company was founded in 1919 in Thomasville, Georgia, by William Howard Flowers. A native of Blakely County, Georgia, Flowers attended school in Poughkeepsie, New York, before returning to his home state to marry. He moved his new family to Thomasville in 1909. In 1914 Flowers and his brother, Joseph Hampton Flowers, opened Flowers Ice Cream Company to cater to wealthy families from the North who vacationed in Thomasville.
History from Wikipedia and OldCompanyResearch.com (old stock certificate research service).