Shank’s Extracts offers unique flavoring formulations that your customers love. With roots dating back to 1899, Shank’s Extracts has established a strong presence within the flavoring, extracts, and bottling marketplace. With an emphasis on quality, flavor, customer service, and value, Shank’s Extracts is your flavoring and extracts partner.
Jacob Shank, a Lancaster County, PA pioneer pharmacist who created a compound flavoring of vanilla bean to improve the taste of his medicines, established a separate business to offer his services to people for food flavoring.
Shank’s business was sold to Paris “Peppy” Rohrer. One of his customers, Lillian Lehman, purchased the business in 1967.
Lillian’s son, Jeffrey Lehman, helped guide Shank’s through significant organic and acquisition growth, as well as broadening its product line to include
Shank’s has been headquartered in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania since its inception. The Shank’s 110,000 square foot facility houses current operations, sales and customer service, manufacturing, packaging, and distribution.