By Chelsea Bray - Elle A. Design
Bundy Baking Solutions is a local company, founded by Russell T. Bundy, that sells bakeware and baking equipment all over the world. The story behind the success starts with Russell in 1964 when he started Russell T. Bundy Associates Inc. (RTB) in Columbus, Ohio to engage in the purchase and resale of pre-owned bakery pans and equipment. Soon enough the business had expanded from reselling of products, to recoating and cleaning bakeware, to producing custom baking pans for some of the largest bakeries in the world. The operation moved to Urbana, Ohio along with some interesting items that Russell had been collecting through the years.
What may be the best kept secret in Champaign County is that we are home to the World’s Largest Loaf of Bread and one of the largest collections of baking memorabilia in the world. They both belong to Russel T. Bundy and are located on private property but over the years the Bundy Family has captured and shared many photos and videos of the collection. The impressive collection can’t even be contained within the three floors of the museum and is displayed throughout the headquarters, manufacturing area, employee offices and even outside!
In 2006, Russell was inducted into the American Society of Baking’s Hall of Fame and honored as an industry leader. For more than sixty years, Russell has been leading and changing the baking industry. The innovation and leadership at Bundy Baking Solutions has led them to amazing success throughout the years. Over the past several years they have seen tremendous growth and continue to be a major employer in Champaign County.
Bundy Baking Solutions is headquartered in Urbana, Ohio, and has two facilities in the UK, one in Spain and one in Romania. This global leader in the baking world has made Urbana, Ohio a more unique place to live and to work by bringing their headquarters, baking museum, and giant loaf of bread to our town.