Akron, OH – Hickory Harvest Foods has added 17,000 square feet of manufacturing space to its Akron, OH facility. According to the company, the nut and snack manufacturing plant expansion was done to accommodate growth of the company’s chocolate line, which includes enrobed pretzels and panned fruits and nuts.
“Products that are in demand in the food industry are snacks with limited preservatives, clean ingredients and sweet indulgences,” says Mike Swiatkowski, vice-president of sales. “This expansion positions Hickory Harvest Foods, as a market leader, to capture these growing consumer segments.”
Swiatkowski adds: “This move will provide us extra capacity to better serve our customers with a larger product selection. Currently our chocolate business is bulk as we continue to focusing on expansion into private label and co-pack programs.”
The family-owned, third-generation company anticipates hiring an additional 10 employees during the next year for chocolate production. CST