The Mana Foods employment application includes a section that asks applicants to describe why they would like to work at Mana Foods, and over the years we've compiled quite the list of special and particularly honest reasons why people are seeking employment at Mana. These are all true, and all direct from Mana's Archives. Here's the first installment of this blog series. Enjoy!
“At the end of the day you need to ask yourself where is your life going? What do you want, and what do you need to make that happen?” -Ed Thielk
Mana Foods opened in 1983 and “back then it was this half-ass, half-renovated building that I rented for $160 per month.” -Thielk
Located in the same place Mana Foods is today, the initial space measured a mere 400-sq-ft, boasted a worn out cement floor, and an awkward accordion door. It lacked basic organization and aesthetic appeal, and seemed to have all odds against its survival. But, as irony would have it, this was the start of something very big.