Angie’s Artisan Treats/BOOMCHICKAPOP®, one of the nation’s fastest growing brands of natural popcorn, is opening a new manufacturing and distribution center in Reno, NV. The company is expected to add up to 160 jobs in the region over the next several years and will invest more than $1 million in capital expenditures. Plans call for the company to ship products from its new facility in the South Meadows area of Reno by mid-September 2015.
“With the goal to significantly grow our business, we decided early this year to start looking at the opportunity to expand in California, Nevada or Utah,” said Jon Fieldman, Sr. VP of Operations. “In the end, we made the decision to move to Reno because of its business friendly attitude to help us establish ourselves here and business incentives received from the state.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Angie’s to the Biggest Little City,” said Naomi Duerr, Reno City Council Member and representative of Ward 2, where the facility is located. “With its successful business dealings and its commitment to healthy and natural foods, Angie’s fits perfectly with the vision of the new Reno. Not only that, but I happen to love their popcorn!”
“It is exciting to be selected by Angie’s Artisan Treats/BOOMCHICKAPOP, as the place to be for their dramatic projected growth,” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). “A great company with an amazing array of healthier snack products that choose our region for both manufacturing and distribution. I look forward to tasting all of their snack offerings.”