Making Reno a little sweeter!

Bill Leonard

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Our “Biggest Tiny Town in the World” is well known for its shining neon lights, casinos, tourism and distribution hubs. But did you know that Reno has a point out-of-the-art sweet creation facility boasting a customer base stretching from coast to coast and encompassing much more than 8 global nations? That chocolate confection firm is Kimmie Candy, and it proceeds to thrive right in this article in Reno.

The driving pressure powering Kimmie Sweet is Joe Dutra, who commenced his career as a farmer in Sacramento. Joe’s entrepreneurial spirit prompted him to adjust gears in 1987. He launched Westec Incorporated, an agricultural consulting and worldwide seed enterprise that has grown to grow to be the primary vendor of non-GMO hybrid corn seed and alfalfa seed in Saudi Arabia and other pieces of the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Now it’s the year 2000, and Joe takes place on a new problem that usually takes him in a absolutely diverse course — Kimmie Candy. Joe believed there was an untapped current market for panned chocolate confections. With the creation of nationally branded original Sunbursts and ChocoRocks, his instincts have been demonstrated suitable, and producing commenced in South Korea.

A machine at Kimmie Candy Company in Reno.

It is now 2008. With an enlargement in intellect and Joe’s want to develop local U.S. jobs, he introduced the complete procedure onshore to Reno. Joe viewed Reno as suitable for 1) good quality of lifestyle and 2) a distribution hub in which 62 million individuals can be reached by truck within two times from Reno. Kimmie Sweet now experienced its roots firmly planted in the U.S.