Chickamauga-based Old Mill Kettle Corn to double in size as distribution widens in Southeast

Chickamauga-based Old Mill Kettle Corn to double in size as distribution widens in Southeast

March 12th, 2013 by Shelly Bradbury in Local - Breaking News

Old Mill Kettle Corn

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Chickamauga-based Old Mill Kettle Corn will start offering its products in retail stores across the nation through a partnership with Heartland brands, a subsidiary of McKee Foods, company founders announced Tuesday.

"We've signed a strategic partnership with Heartland brands," co-founder Mike Proctor said. "They have the exclusive right to distribute our products."

Old Mill Kettle Corn is rapidly expanding their operations and plan to use McKee's distribution network to deliver Old Mill Kettle Corn products to grocery stores throughout the Southeast.

They're increasing their production capability from 800,000 units a year to 6.5 million a year, Proctor said, and plans to hire an additional 15 people - doubling their current employees.