Established in June by Howard Burke to pack candy for supermarkets, Eillien’s was named after Howard’s wife.
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.
Move to 1921 Progress St, Green Bay
Began bagging for our very first private label customer - we are proud to say we still have a great relationship with this customer today!
Constructed a new building and moved to current location at 1301 Waube Ln, Green Bay, WI
First addition to the building, adding 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse and production space
Second addition to the building, adding 20,000 sq. ft. and the first bulk storage cooler to enhance the quality of product.
Third addition to the building of 20,000 sq. ft., adding a 2nd bulk storage cooler
First automated packaging process with installed - vertical form and fill bagger
Fourth addition to the building, adding another 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space
Brothers Pat, John and David Burke bought Eillien’s Candies from their father John
Fifth addition to the building, adding another 20,000 sq. ft. of space
Obtained AIB food safety certification
Sixth addition to the building, creating separate candy and nut production rooms to minimize allergen cross-over.
Seventh addition to the building, adding another 20,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
Added in-house oil roaster to allow for better control on the quality of nuts we supply.
Added deep racking for more efficient warehousing of bulk products
Obtained SQF Level 2 Certification
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.