Nancy Bruns is the 7th generation family member and owner of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works located in Malden, West Virginia. Production for the original company started in 1817, moved to their current location in 1832, and they produced salt until 1945, before restarting again in 2013. The history, the business model, the process, it’s all fascinating!
Mentions from the show:
– Iapetus Ocean: https://wvtourism.com/theres-400-million-year-old-ocean-beneath-west-virginia/
– Porkopolis: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/porkopolis
– Small Business Development Center (SBDC): https://americassbdc.org/