1956

Our Origin

Established in June by Howard Burke to pack candy for supermarkets, Eillien’s was named after Howard’s wife.
1959

First Location

John Burke bought Eillien’s from his uncle Howard and established it as a corporation. Operations were being run out of the basement of a house in Green Bay, WI.
1965

Second Location

Move to 1921 Progress St, Green Bay
1979

Private Labeling

Began bagging for our very first private label customer - we are proud to say we still have a great relationship with this customer today!
1984

Our New Home

Constructed a new building and moved to current location at 1301 Waube Ln, Green Bay, WI
1987

First Expansion

First addition to the building, adding 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and production space
1990

Second Expansion

Second addition to the building, adding 20,000 sq. ft. and the first bulk storage cooler to enhance the quality of product.
1993

Third Expansion

Third addition to the building of 20,000 sq. ft., adding a 2nd bulk storage cooler
1994

Automated Packaging

First automated packaging process with installed - vertical form and fill bagger
1996

Fourth Expansion

Fourth addition to the building, adding another 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space
1998

Sons Take the Helm

Brothers Pat, John and David Burke bought Eillien’s Candies from their father John
2001

Fifth Expansion

Fifth addition to the building, adding another 20,000 sq. ft. of space
2003

AIB Certification

Obtained AIB food safety certification
2005

Sixth Expansion

Sixth addition to the building, creating separate candy and nut production rooms to minimize allergen cross-over.
2008

Seventh Expansion

Seventh addition to the building, adding another 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
2011

In-House Roasting

Added in-house oil roaster to allow for better control on the quality of nuts we supply.
2015

Deep Racking

Added deep racking for more efficient warehousing of bulk products
2016

SQF Certification

Obtained SQF Level 2 Certification
2019

Today and Beyond!

Today, we package hundreds of thousands of bags on a daily basis and service our customers from our 240,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facilities. We are proud to be family owned.

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