FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RENO, Nevada (March 6, 2019) — NCET, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, announced Kimmie Candy Company as the 2019 Food Manufacturer/Processing Company of the Year! This award is presented to the company that demonstrates technological innovation in the manufacturing and processing of wholesale food products, and that achieves significant growth in both sales/revenue and local employment. (Note: this category does NOT include restaurants or other retail food services.)
Now in its 12th year, the NCET Technology Awards celebrate the Northern Nevada individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of the technology community; while the EDAWN Awards recognize the people and resources that have played an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community. The NCET and EDAWN Awards will be presented on March 28, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, at 5 p.m. Tickets and more information is available online here.
A bit about this year’s Food Manufacturer/Processing Award recipient: Kimmie Candy Company began manufacturing in Reno, Nevada, in 2007, with a staff of only seven employees. Ten years later, the company relocated around the corner from the original Reactor Way factory, expanding operations into a facility on Edison Way that is triple the size. Kimmie now boasts over 50 full-time employees. With this growth came the addition of new, state-of-the-art, candy-making equipment and processes, thereby allowing the company to streamline its operational efficiencies.
In May 2016, Kimmie Candy received a rare honor—a Presidential E-Award for excellence in exporting. Presented by Penny Pritzer, the Secretary of Commerce, Kimmie Candy was the first candy company ever to win the award and only the ninth company from the State of Nevada! And, on July 17, 2017, Kimmie Candy was invited to the White House to represent the State of Nevada at the first-ever, Made in America Expo!
Kimmie specializes in producing two primary types of candy products: 1) candy-coated, flavored chocolate, and 2) chocolate-coated nuts in candy shells. Over the years, the company has developed several lines of highly popular products including its flagship chocolates: Sunbursts® and Chocorocks®. All of Kimmie Candy's products are gluten-free, peanut-free, kosher, and 100% manufactured in the U.S.A.
Some of Kimmie Candy’s other mouthwatering chocolate candies include: Salted Caramel ChocoRocks®, Salted Caramel PretzelBites™, Dark Chocolate PretzelBites™, ChocoAlmonds®, Salted Caramel ChocoAlmonds®, Natural Pistachios, DateMe’s, Xpressos®, Primal Moringa Almonds, Protein Jewels, and many more.