Inc. had its origin decades ago when founder and current
president Robert N. Witmer demonstrated an early tendency to fabricate
various useful items for applications in homes, agriculture, and
at several non-profit community centers where he has been employed
for twenty-five years. His first commercial venture was launched
in June of 1994 at a family outing on the east coast when he realized
the need for a durable, non-rusting polymer auger to fasten beach
umbrellas into the sand. His Sport Anchor version was subsequently
designed, placed on the U.S. market in 1995, and managed by wife
Waunita Witmer. As sales grew, the enterprise
was incorporated in March of 2000.
A second product was developed in 2001 as Robert noted the tendency for daily
newspapers to become damp in the familiar plastic holders which line the
rural countryside. A clear, flexible vinyl flap and clip was designed to
the weather elements and reduce the need for the carrier to insert each newspaper
in a protective plastic bag. This item is currently being distributed through
a national newspaper supply company.
A third product was initially designed for the extended Witmer family, who are
long-time users of natural peanut butter. Robert particularly worked closely
with the patriarch of the family, Daniel A. Witmer, grandfather of twenty-eight,
to refine a useful device to mix the separated oils that naturally occur in non-hydrogenated
peanut butter. As a tribute to his love of mechanical innovations, hard work,
and involvement in this project, the consumer item was named “Grandpa Witmer’s” Old
Fashioned Peanut Butter Mixer, and is sold through the R.N.Witmer Company.
It is the desire of the Witmer Companies to continue providing innovative,
affordable consumer items that help to address common problems with simple
with strong mid-western values of family, church, integrity, and entepreneurship,
we sincerely hope you will be pleased with our products and services.