• Our Origin
    70s Headers

    1956

    Eillien’s Candies was established in June by Howard Burke to pack candy for supermarkets and was named after his wife.

    70s Headers

    1956

    Eillien’s Candies was established in June by Howard Burke to pack candy for supermarkets and was named after his wife.

  • First Location
    John SR Resized

    1959

    John Burke Sr. purchased 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.

    John SR Resized

    1959

    John Burke Sr. purchased 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.

  • Second Location
    Original Building 1965

    1965

    Moved to 1921 Progress Street., Green Bay, WI.

    Original Building 1965

    1965

    Moved to 1921 Progress Street., Green Bay, WI.

  • Private Labeling

    1979

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

    1979

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

  • Our New Home
    80s Building

    1984

    Constructed a new 20,000 square foot building and moved to current location at 1301 Waube Ln., Green Bay, WI. Over the years, we have added 7 additions of 20,000 square feet each which expanded the main building to a total of 160,000 square feet. The expansions included adding cold storage to improve warehousing

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    80s Building

    1984

    Constructed a new 20,000 square foot building and moved to current location at 1301 Waube Ln., Green Bay, WI. Over the years, we have added 7 additions of 20,000 square feet each which expanded the main building to a total of 160,000 square feet. The expansions included adding cold storage to improve warehousing

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  • Expansions

    1987-1993

    Added three expansions including cold storage to improve warehousing capacity and product freshness.

    1987-1993

    Added three expansions including cold storage to improve warehousing capacity and product freshness.

  • Automated Packaging

    1994

    First automated packaging process was installed.

    1994

    First automated packaging process was installed.

  • Sons Take the Helm

    1998

    Brothers Pat, John, and David Burke bought Eillien’s Candies from their father, John. The three brothers now have over 100 years of combined experience.

    1998

    Brothers Pat, John, and David Burke bought Eillien’s Candies from their father, John. The three brothers now have over 100 years of combined experience.

  • AIB Certification
    AIB Logo

    2003

    Obtained AIB Food Safety Certification.

    AIB Logo

    2003

    Obtained AIB Food Safety Certification.

  • Expanded Production Space

    2005

    Created separate candy and nut production rooms to minimize allergen cross-over.

    2005

    Created separate candy and nut production rooms to minimize allergen cross-over.

  • In-House Roasting
    Roaster

    2011

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

    Roaster

    2011

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

  • SQF Certification
    SQF Level 2 Certification logo

    2016

    Obtained our SQF Level 2 Certification which we still maintain today!

    SQF Level 2 Certification logo

    2016

    Obtained our SQF Level 2 Certification which we still maintain today!

  • New Machines & Capabilities

    2019

    Installed two new machines dedicated to pouch bags, a new production line for nut cans, and four additional high-speed form and fill candy packaging lines to accommodate growing business needs.

    2019

    Installed two new machines dedicated to pouch bags, a new production line for nut cans, and four additional high-speed form and fill candy packaging lines to accommodate growing business needs.

  • Today & Beyond
    Brothers Final

    We diligently service our customers from our 240,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facilities. While we package hundreds of thousands of bags on a daily basis, we strive to never lose sight of the fact that every customer should be treated like family.

    Brothers Final

    We diligently service our customers from our 240,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facilities. While we package hundreds of thousands of bags on a daily basis, we strive to never lose sight of the fact that every customer should be treated like family.

  • Celebrating 60 Years

    2019

    Eillien's Candies, Inc. is proud to be family-owned and operated for over 60 years!

    2019

    Eillien's Candies, Inc. is proud to be family-owned and operated for over 60 years!