The American Pop Corn Company:
A Family That's All About Popcorn

In 1914 the Smith family started the American Pop Corn Company. A century later, we are still family owned and operated by the descendants of Cloid H. Smith.

But being a family business doesn't depend entirely on last names. Our employees, our growers and our customers are all part of the JOLLY TIME extended family.

We strive, everyday, to make the absolute best popcorn, to give employees the absolute best work environment and have the absolute best time doing so. We take pride in every aspect of what we do and want you to taste it in every delicious kernel of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn.

Our Family

Cloid H. Smith
Cloid H. Smith
Founder, American Pop Corn
Company & JOLLY TIME Brand
Howard C. Smith
Howard C. Smith
President, 1939 - 1966
Cloid's Son
Chesley C. Smith
Chesley C. Smith
Chairman, 1966-1978
Howard's Son
Wrede H. Smith
Wrede H. Smith
President, 1966-2002
Howard's Son
Carlton P. Smith
Carlton P. Smith
Chairman, 2001-Present
Chesley's Son
Garrett K. Smith
Garrett K. Smith
President, 2001-Present
Wrede's Son