Shown, from left to right, are Chip Catlett, Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority, Senator Jeff Mullis, Mike Proctor, Old Mill Kettle Corn,
Monty Daggett, Old Mill Kettle Corn, Larry Brooks, Walker County Economic Development Director, Commissioner Bebe Heiskell, Walker County, Denise Clopton, Representative for Senator Johnny Isakson, Representative Jay Neal.
Old Mill Kettle Corn, located on Industrial Drive in Chickamauga, announced expansion plans that will total in excess of $1,000,000.
“We are so excited about the new opportunities that are coming our way,” said Mike Proctor, CEO of Old Mill Kettle Corn. “Our business continues to grow within the southeastern region.”
Mr. Proctor said the expansion will include a new 3,000 sq. ft. building to be added to their existing facility, along with new production equipment for increased manufacturing.
“I am so pleased that this native Walker County company continues to experience such good fortune,” said Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell. “They have a great product that is enjoyed by so many people.”
Old Mill Kettle Corn produces a variety of flavored popcorn products sold in many regional retail applications including both grocery and convenience stores.
The company first entered to retail market in 2009 stocking shelves with its original recipe.
“Production is expected to begin within the new facility in mid-December,” said Walker County Economic Development Director Larry Brooks.
The company currently employees some 30 individuals but expects those numbers to increase as the
“We are anticipating a very large retail expansion of our product next year,” Mr. Proctor said.
According to Mr. Proctor, the company is working on a very aggressive marketing campaign for their product slated to begin in March of 2013 that will utilize a strategy made famous by fictional candy maker Willy Wonka.
“We are going to be putting golden kernel tokens in our bags of popcorn that will award the lucky winner special prizes,” said Mr. Proctor.
Prizes will include cash and other items.
“The token will have information on how to access our website so the winners can redeem their prizes,” said Mr. Proctor.