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Boomchickapop opens facility in Nevada


September 8, 2015
By Canadian Vending

Reno, NV – Angie’s Artisan Treats, makers of the natural popcorn brand Boomchickapop, is opening a new manufacturing and distribution centre in Reno, Nevada that will mean up to 160 jobs.

The company is expected to add up to 160 jobs to the region over the next several years and will invest more than $1 million in capital expenditures with plans to ship their first products from Reno by mid‐September 2015, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and Gov. Brian Sandoval recently announced at a press conference in late August.

The popcorn brand was established in Minnesota by Angie and Dan Bastian. Their kettle corn recipe soon was sold at local events and caught the eye of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team. The company expanded its portfolio of non-GMO, gluten-free snacks, including new Boomchickapuff baked ancient grain puffs.

Food Processing Magazine named BOOM a 2014 R&D Team of the Year.

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“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.

“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, chief executive officer of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. “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,” Kazmierski said.