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For: Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date: June 4, 2014


Re: King Nut Companies Certified SQF Level 2.


(Solon, Ohio) Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was certified a SQF level 2 by NSF International. SQF stands for Safe Quality Food and it certifies the quality management system of King Nut. This audit is based on accredited HACCP Food Safety Plans. SQF Level 2 is one of the highest ratings a food/baking company can achieve with regard to quality under this prestigious audit.


King Nut Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Development Deb Smith was on hand to review the results and accept the certification. King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “I give credit to each and every one of our employees for their dedicated efforts in achieving this very lofty certification.”


NSF, which stands for National Sanitation Foundation, was founded in 1944 and has become the gold standard for the food industry.


King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operates together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries.

 


Press Release
For: Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date: June 26, 2013

 Re: King Nut Companies Certified SQF Level 2.

(Solon, Ohio) Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was certified a SQF level 2 by NSF International. SQF stands for Safe Quality Food and it certifies the quality management system of King Nut. This audit is based on accredited HACCP Food Safety Plans. SQF Level 2 is one of the highest ratings a food/baking company can achieve with regard to quality under this prestigious audit.

King Nut Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Development Deb Smith was on hand to review the results and accept the certification. King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “I give credit to each and every one of our employees for their dedicated efforts in achieving this very lofty certification.”

NSF, which stands for National Sanitation Foundation, was founded in 1944 and has become the gold standard for the food industry.

King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operates together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries.
 

 

 

Press Release
For: Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date: May 24, 2012

Re: King Nut Companies Certified SQF Level 2.

(Solon, Ohio) Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was certified a SQF level 2 by NSF International. SQF stands for Safe Quality Food and it certifies the quality management system of King Nut. This audit is based on accredited HACCP Food Safety Plans. SQF Level 2 is one of the highest ratings a food/baking company can achieve with regard to quality under this prestigious audit.

King Nut Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Development Deb Smith was on hand to review the results and accept the certification. King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “I give credit to each and every one of our employees for their dedicated efforts in achieving this very lofty certification.”

NSF, which stands for National Sanitation Foundation, was founded in 1944 and has become the gold standard for the food industry.

King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operates together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries. 
 

 

 

Press Release
For: Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date: April 18, 2012

Re: King Nut Companies Hires Jim Pavlescak as Vice President of Manufacturing and Plant Operations 
 

(Solon, Ohio) The King Nut Companies is pleased to announce that we have hired Jim Pavlescak as our new Vice President of Manufacturing and Plant Operations. Jim will have complete responsibility for our manufacturing group. This encompasses the production of all of our products along with the management of the personnel and plant operations of our manufacturing group and facilities.

Jim brings to King nut over 25 years in the manufacturing field. Jim has a bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University and an MBA from Baldwin - Wallace Collage. Jim has a very strong background in lean manufacturing and process improvements.

Jim comes to us from RFD Beaufort where he was the operations director for this company. Prior to that, Jim was the plant manager for Country Pure Foods. He also had a very long career as a plant superintendent for the power train division at the Ford Motor Company.

The King Nut Companies is a leader in the nut and snack food industries headquartered in Solon, OH.

 

Press Release
For: Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date: September 8, 2010

Re: King Nut Companies Certified SQF Level 2.

(Solon, Ohio) Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was certified a SQF level 2 by NSF International. SQF stands for Safe Quality Food and it certifies the quality management system of King Nut. This audit is based on accredited HACCP Food Safety Plans. SQF Level 2 is one of the highest ratings a food/baking company can achieve with regard to quality under this prestigious audit.

King Nut Vice President of Manufacturing and Plant Operations James DeDario and King Nut Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Development Deb Smith were on hand to review the results and accept the certification. King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “I give credit to each and every one of our employees for their dedicated efforts in achieving this very lofty certification.”

NSF, which stands for National Sanitation Foundation, was founded in 1944 and has become the gold standard for the food industry.

King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operates together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries.
 


 

Press Release
For: Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date: August 3, 2009


Re: King Nut Companies awarded 96.45% (Excellent) on NSF Cooke and Thurber’s Audit for Food Safety, Quality and Food Defense

(Solon, Ohio) Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was awarded a score of 96.45 out of 100 by NSF Cooke and Thurber during a recent un-announced plant audit. Excellent is the highest rating a food/baking company can achieve with regard to quality under this prestigious audit.


King Nut Vice President of Manufacturing and Plant Operations James DeDario and King Nut Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Development Deb Smith were on hand to review the results and accept the award. King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “I give credit to each and every one of our employees for their dedicated efforts in achieving this very prestigious rating."


NSF, which stands for National Sanitation Foundation, was founded in 1944 and has become the gold standard for the food industry.


King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operates together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries.
 


 Recall -- Firm Press Release
Kanan Enterprises Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Red Pistachios and Garlic Onion Pistachios

Contact:
Kanan Enterprises, Consumer Help Line
440-248-8484


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Solon, OH (April 7, 2009) – Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of Red Pistachios and Garlic & Onion Pistachios in-shell due to potential contamination with salmonella as a follow up to the voluntary recall of these pistachios announced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. on April 6, 2009. ALL OTHER PISTACHIOS ARE NOT AFFECTED; NOR ARE ANY OF OUR OTHER PRODUCTS.

To date, the Company has not received any reports of illnesses in connection with the items listed below.  

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.  

The products have been distributed nationwide. A list of affected products and code dates is listed below:

King Nut Products  SizeSKU Code dates
Red Pistachios1.25 oz. bag0 38445 00024

8308 8309 8330 9005 9028 9048 9063

Red Pistachios64 oz. bag0 38445 887648309 8339
Garlic & Onion Pistachios3 oz. bag0 38445 302148312 8318 8354 8358 9035 9036 9056 9057 9083
 
Red Pistachios10 oz. tub0 38445 73609Best By: 06/09/09
06/20/09
07/05/09
07/22/09
Peterson Nut ProductsSizeSKU Code dates
Red Pistachios13 oz. bag0 74870 000238290 9014 9075
Holiday Star (contains red pistachios)13.5 oz. tin0 38445 99017All
Holiday Star (contains red pistachios)42 oz. tin0 38445 99018All
Treasure Trio (contains red pistachios)46 oz. package0 38445 99089All
Treasure Tower (contains red pistachios)94 oz. package0 38445 99090All
Garlic & Onion Pistachios13 oz. bag0 74870 10218All
Holiday Pistachios (contains red pistachios)10 oz. tub0 74870 00023All

Consumers with this recalled product should not consume this product. Consumers with questions should call 440-248-8484.


 

For: Immediate Release
Date: February 27, 2009
Subject: Peanuts recalled from PCA’s Plainview, TX and Blakely, GA Facilities
Contact: 440.248.8484 or info@kingnut.com

PCA has just expanded their recall to include peanuts produced in their Plainview, Texas facility. King Nut is not supplied peanuts or any other nut item by PCA other than peanut butter. This new recall has nothing to do with any King Nut Product other than peanut butter which was produced for King Nut by PCA. Further to this, King Nut has not nor does not supply any ingredient to PCA in the peanut butter that has been manufactured for King Nut.

“Every single King Nut Item other than the recalled peanut butter is safe for consumption said Martin Kanan, President and CEO of King Nut. “Although we are not the manufacturer of the peanut butter, Kanan said, King Nut is voluntarily recalling all of their Peanut Butter made for them by Peanut Corporation of America. The health and safety of all our customers is our top priority.” This peanut butter is sold only to Food Service and institutional accounts.

King Nut has one of the best and highest quality ratings in the food industry and is annually audited by the American Institute of baking, the National Food Processors Association, the Food and Drug Administration and has a social accountability audit performed as well.

Customers with King Nut Peanut Butter that have code dates starting with a 7, 8 or 9 are asked to contact their distributor where they bought the product for a refund.

For more information on this recall please visit PCA’s website at www.peanutcorp.com.
 

For: Immediate Release
Date: January 29, 2009
Subject: King Nut Condemns apparent breach of food safety regulations by PCA
Contact: 440.248.8484 or info@kingnut.com

 

(Solon, Ohio) King Nut Companies, a distributor of peanut butter produced by Peanut Corporation of America, today expressed its shock and dismay at findings that report the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) knowingly released a product with potential salmonella contamination into the food supply, as released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

King Nut CEO, Martin Kanan stands by the following comments: "The findings of the FDA report can only be seen as a clear and unconscionable action of one irresponsible manufacturer, which stands alone in an industry that strives to follow the most stringent food safety standards," said Patrick Archer, President of the American Peanut Council. "The American peanut industry's top priority is the health and safety of consumers. While we will of course wait for the full report tomorrow, this apparent failure to follow food safety regulations must be condemned in the strongest possible terms." 

PCA has just expanded their recall to include peanuts. King Nut is not supplied peanuts or any other nut item by PCA other than peanut butter. This new recall has nothing to do with any King Nut Product other than peanut butter which was produced for King Nut by PCA. Further to this, King Nut has not nor does not supply any ingredient to PCA in the peanut butter that has been manufactured for King Nut.

“Every single King Nut Item other than the recalled peanut butter is safe for consumption said Martin Kanan, President and CEO of King Nut. “ Although we are not the manufacturer of the peanut butter, Kanan said, King Nut is voluntarily recalling all of their Peanut Butter made for them by Peanut Corporation of America. The health and safety of all our customers is our top priority.” This peanut butter is sold only to Food Service and institutional accounts.

King Nut has one of the best and highest quality ratings in the food industry and is annually audited by the American Institute of baking, the National Food Processors Association, the Food and Drug Administration and has a social accountability audit performed as well.

Customers with King Nut Peanut Butter that have code dates starting with a 7, 8 or 9 are asked to contact their distributor where they bought the product for a refund.

For more information on this recall please visit PCA’s website at www.peanutcorp.com.
 

For: Immediate Release
Date: January 29, 2009
Contact: Martin Kanan, President and CEO
Subject: Update on King Nut Peanut Butter Recall Manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America

Peanut Corporation of America that made the King Nut Peanut Butter that has been part of a nationwide recall has issued their own comprehensive national recall including King Nut Peanut Butter. 

King Nut Products Affected:

  • 5#/6 ct King Nut Creamy Peanut Butter, UPC # 0100038445473806306, Lot # on case only
  • 5#/6 ct King Nut Crunchy Peanut Butter, UPC # 038445605221
  • 35# Parnell's Pride Creamy Peanut Butter, Item # 551020
     

Lot Codes Affected:

  • All lots beginning with 7, 8 or 9

 

For: Immediate Release
Date: January 12, 2009
Contact: Peanut Corporation of America
1-877-564-7080
Subject: Statement to the Media and Our Customers Clarifying the King Nut Peanut Butter Recall

January 12, 2009

On Saturday, January 10, we issued a recall of our peanut butter distributed to food service companies under the King Nut label.

We issued the recall after learning that salmonella had been discovered in an open container of peanut butter with our label. We also made it clear that we do not manufacture King Nut peanut butter nor do we supply any ingredients for the peanut butter. We are simply the distributors.

Since that time, we have been working closely with the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control to help them trace the cause of this contamination. This takes time, but we are cooperating fully with their investigation.

Today, the Minnesota Department of Health suggested that King Nut peanut butter is linked to illnesses nationwide. We only distribute in seven states and therefore King Nut peanut butter could not possibly be the source of a nationwide outbreak of salmonella. (King Nut peanut butter is distributed to food service companies in Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, Arizona, Idaho and New Hampshire.)

Questions about the manufacture of the peanut butter and nationwide distribution should be directed to Peanut Corporation of America.

We thought it was very important for the public to understand this. We are doing everything we can to get our King Nut peanut butter out of distribution because our first priority is the health and safety of those who use our products. But we can only recall the product that was distributed under our label, and clearly that does not extend nationwide.

Martin Kanan
President and Chief Executive Officer
King Nut Companies
Solon, Ohio
 


 


Press Release

For: Immediate Release
Date: January 10, 2009

Contact: Peanut Corporation of America
1-877-564-7080
Subject:
King Nut Issues Peanut Butter Recall

Solon, Ohio (January 10, 2009) - King Nut Companies, a distributor of peanut butter manufactured for them by Peanut Corporation of America, today announced a recall of peanut butter distributed under the King Nut label. No other King Nut products are included in this recall.

King Nut took this action as soon as it was informed that salmonella had been found in an open five-pound tub of King Nut peanut butter. King Nut distributes peanut butter only through food service accounts. It is not sold directly to consumers. King Nut does not supply any of the ingredients for the peanut butter distributed under its label. All other King Nut products are safe and not included in this voluntary recall.

“We are very sorry this happened,” said Martin Kanan, president and chief executive officer of King Nut Companies. “We are taking immediate and voluntary action because the health and safety of those who use our products is always our highest priority.”

“Because we don’t manufacture peanut butter, we will do what we can to get this product out of distribution and will work with the manufacturer to inform others of this problem,” Kanan said. “We also distribute peanut butter from this manufacturer under the Parnell’s Pride brand, although we are not the only distributor. However, we have asked our customers to remove this brand as well.”

Kanan said that King Nut began contacting customers immediately to stop distributing all peanut butter with lot codes beginning with “8,” and immediately cancelled orders with the manufacturer.

Customers are asked to take all King Nut peanut butter and Parnell’s Pride peanut butter distributed by King Nut out of distribution immediately. For more information, go to www.kingnut.com.

Contact:  Peanut Corporation of America 1-877-564-7080

King Nut
Q&A

1. Where did you ship this peanut Butter?
We shipped to foodservice distributors only in the states of: Ohio, Michigan, North Dakota/Minnesota, Arizona, Idaho and Massachusetts. No other countries or States are involved.

2. How is your peanut butter manufactured?
King Nut does not actually manufacture peanut butter. We also do not supply ingredients for the peanut butter we distribute. Peanut butter distributed under the King Nut label is manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Before we distribute their products, we require certification that the product has been tested and is safe. The test includes screening for salmonella.

3. Are other King Nut products affected by this recall?
Absolutely not. We do not manufacture peanut butter nor do we supply ingredients for peanut butter. We package and distribute many other products under the King Nut label and these products are not included in this recall. We regularly test our products for safety and carefully follow guidelines provided by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products exceed standards as called out by the American Institute of Baking during their annual audits. For more information on AIB, please go to www.aibonline.org.

4. What product safety measure do you take?
Before distributing peanut butter, we require certification from our supplier that the product has been tested and is safe. One of the primary tests is screening for salmonella.

5. Where is King Nut Peanut Butter distributed?
Our products are distributed to food service companies that in turn distribute them to institutions such as hospitals, schools, restaurants and nursing homes.

6. What should I do if I have King Nut Peanut Butter?
Stop using it and contact your local food service distributor.

7. Where can I get more information about salmonella?
The best source of information on salmonella is the Center for Disease Control website, www.cdc.gov.
 


 


Press Release
For: Immediate Release
Contact: Lynn Gordon, 440.248.8484 ext. 229
Re: King Nut EVP awarded Crain’s Top 40 under 40

( Solon, Ohio) Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, announces that Matthew Kanan, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has been awarded one of the top 40 executives under the age of 40 in the city of Cleveland by Crain’s Business Magazine.

King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “Matt is very deserving of this prestigious award and I give credit to him on achieving the success he has generated for our company and in his personal life. Matt has been a huge factor to the success of our company.

Matt started with King Nut in 1991 as a regional sales manager and has held several positions in sales and marketing with King Nut since his current position as executive vice president of sales and marketing in 2003.

King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operate together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries. 

Press Release
For: Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date: October 10, 2008
Re: King Nut Companies awarded Superior Score by AIB

(Solon, Ohio) Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was awarded “Superior” by the American Institute of Baking during their annual plant audit. Superior is the highest rating a food/baking company can achieve with regard to quality.

King Nut Vice President of Manufacturing and Plant Operations James DeDario and King Nut Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Development Deb Smith were on hand to review the results and accept the award. King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “I give credit to each and every one of our employees for their dedicated efforts in achieving this very prestigious rating."  

King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operate together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries.

 

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:  Emily E. Panza  440-821-4542
King Nut Companies Announce New Location for Flagship Peterson Nut Store
Peterson Nut Company to Move Back to Original Location by Progressive Field

Cleveland, OH, September 1, 2008 – Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, today announced the historic Peterson Nut Company store in downtown Cleveland will move back to its original location, on the corner of E 9th and Carnegie, across from Progressive Field. The new store will open for business on September 8, 2008, with the grand re-opening scheduled for September 15, 2008.

The new Peterson Nut Company location is 3,700 square feet, affording Peterson the opportunity to sell all of the traditional favorites Clevelanders have grown to love, while also providing enough space to introduce new products and services. Specifically, the store will carry Peterson’s brand new gourmet coffee and espresso line. Customers will be able to purchase Peterson’s coffee and espresso ground and packaged, as well as hot and ready to drink. The addition of new Peterson Nut Company product lines, like the coffee and espresso line, are intended to generate excitement and better serve Peterson’s customers.

“We are thrilled to be back to the original location Peterson’s has called home since 1934,” said Martin Kanan, President and CEO of Kanan Enterprises. “With the extraordinary assistance of the Cleveland Historical Society, we have the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Northeast Ohio with premiere products, for all occasions and budgets. We are committed to the city of Cleveland, and we believe the new, expanded location will further our commitment and foster opportunities for growth for both Peterson Nut and downtown Cleveland.”

King Nut has invested substantially in the new Peterson Nut location. The store will feature a new peanut sign that is both significant in size and uniqueness. Although the iconic peanuts Clevelanders have grown to love are no longer visible on the side of the building, remnants of the locally famous artwork will be on the front of the new location. Additionally, the store has installed all new equipment, to better serve Peterson’s customers. Furthermore, Peterson’s well-known gift basket line will expand to include new concepts and creations for all occasions and price points.

King Nut, founded in 1937, and Peterson Nut, founded in 1927, both in Cleveland, operate together as the King Nut Companies. Headquartered in Solon, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels, and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift, and private label industries. 

Press Release

For:   Immediate Release
Contact:  Lynn Gordon  440.248.8484 ext. 229
Re: Kanan Enterprises Announce Key Executive Promotions

Solon, Ohio, December 19, 2006 -- Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, today announced the promotion of Joseph A. Valenza to Senior Vice President Finance and Administration, James F. DeDario to Vice President Manufacturing and Plant Operations, Debra A. Smith to Vice President Quality Assurance and Product Development, and Somitter Singh, Director of Research and Development.

“I am very pleased to announce the promotions of this distinguished group of Kanan executives,” said Martin Kanan, President and CEO of Kanan Enterprises.  “Their hard work, dedication, and, accomplishments are a true hallmark of Kanan’s superior talent.”

Mr. Valenza has been with the company since 1993, serving as Vice President and Corporate Controller and Assistant Controller, as well as holding several positions in accounting, purchasing, and customer service.  In his new role as Senior Vice President Finance and Administration, Joe will oversee the administration of finance, accounting, purchasing, human resources, information technology and customer service.  He holds a BS is Accounting from Western Michigan University, and is a certified CPA. 

Mr. DeDario has been with the company since 2001, serving as the Director of Manufacturing and Plant Operations.  In his new role as Vice President of Manufacturing and Plant Operations, James will oversee all plants and their manufacturing operations.  He is responsible for all personnel involved in production, maintenance, warehousing, manufacturing and engineering.  He holds a Technical Engineering degree from NCTI. 

Ms. Smith has been with the company since 2001, serving as Director of Quality Assurance and Product Development, as well as Manager, Quality Assurance. In her new role as Vice President of Quality Assurance and Product Development, Deb is responsible for the company’s quality assurance, HACCP programs, research and development, policies and procedures and sanitation.   She has extensive training in HACCP, SPC, and AIB. 

Mr. Singh has been with Peterson Nut Company since 1976, serving in a variety of roles including Senior Manager, Research and Development and Manager, Quality Assurance.  In his new role as Director of Research and Development, Somitter is responsible for all new product development and the research involved in making Kanan’s current products continuously improved.  He has a BS in Food Preservation from Punjab Agriculture University. 

King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operate together as the King Nut Companies.  Headquartered in Solon, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries.



Press Release

For:   Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date:  July 17, 2006
Re:  King Nut Companies approved for $3.4 Million Industrial Revenue Bond for Acquisition of New Building

  (Solon, Ohio)  Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was recently approved for a $3.4 million Industrial Revenue Bond that will finance the purchase of an 86,000 square foot building located at 6401 Davis Industrial Parkway.

King Nut Chairman Michael Kanan was recently quoted in "Crain’s Cleveland Business" stating that "the extra capacity in building space will allow our company to meet its current demands while having the capacity to continue with our growth plan."  King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said the building will be known as Plant #2 and is located right across the street from our headquarters and main manufacturing facility.  The location was key to our decision and the building was perfect for our needs.

King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operates together as the King Nut Companies.  Headquartered in Solon, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries. 


 


Press Release

For:   Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Kanan, 440.248.8484 ext. 233
Date:  May 12, 2006
Re:  King Nut Companies awarded Superior Score by AIB

  (Solon, Ohio)  Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was awarded “Superior” by the American Institute of Baking during their annual plant audit.  Superior is the highest rating a food/baking company can achieve with regard to quality.  

King Nut Director of Manufacturing and Plant Operations James DeDario and King Nut  Director of Corporate Quality Assurance Deb Smith were on hand to review the results and accept the award.   King Nut CEO Martin Kanan said “I give credit to each and every one of our employees for their dedicated efforts in achieving this very prestigious rating.” 

King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operate together as the King Nut Companies.  Headquartered in Solon, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries. 



Press Release

For:   Immediate Release
Contact: Lynn Gordon, 440.248.8484 ext. 229
Date:  November 17, 2004
Re:  King Nut Companies wins Solon’s Business of the Year.

  (Solon, Ohio)  Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, was awarded the “Business of the Year” award by the Solon Chamber of Commerce.  Cited as one of the fastest growing Solon companies,  King Nut has increased employee count and revenues continuously over the past 10 years.  
 
 King Nut CEO Martin Kanan was on hand to accept the award and thanked the chamber and the audience by saying he was proud to put the words Solon, Ohio on ½ billion packages every year throughout the world. 

 King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operate together as the King Nut Companies.  Headquartered in Solon, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries. 



Press Release

For:   Immediate Release
Contact: Lynn Gordon, 440.248.8484 ext. 229
Date:  December 26, 2003
Re:  King Nut Companies announces New Vice Presidents

  (Solon, Ohio)  Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, has announced the promotion of Matthew Kanan, 34, to Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing and Joseph Valenza , 34, to Vice President and Corporate Controller.  Kanan and Valenza have been with the company 14 and 10 years respectively.

 Kanan joined King Nut in 1989 as a part time employee during the summers while attending college at Western Michigan University where he obtained his bachelor degree in Marketing.  He moved up through the ranks as a regional sales manager to his last role as director of national sales and marketing.  In his new role he remains as leader of the sales and marketing group, but also takes on the number two role in operating the company. 

 Valenza, a graduate in accounting from Western Michigan University, joined King Nut in 1993 and learned the complete operations of the company starting in customer service and moving up through the ranks in his last role as controller.  In his new role he will oversee all finance, administration, information technology, purchasing and customer service.

 King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operate together as the King Nut Companies.  Headquartered in Solon, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries. 



Press Release

For:   Immediate Release
Contact: Lynn Gordon, 440.248.8484 ext. 229
Date:  October 25, 2003
Re:  King Nut Companies announces New President & CEO

  (Solon, Ohio)  Kanan Enterprises, parent company of King Nut and Peterson Nut Companies, has announced the promotion of Martin Kanan, 39, to President and Chief Executive Officer effective October 25, 2003.  Michael Kanan will remain as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 Martin Kanan joined King Nut in 1991 as its National Sales Manager and has since served the company in several key roles.  These include Vice President of Sales and Marketing and most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Chairman Michael Kanan and the board of Directors said, “We are very pleased with our decision to promote Marty and are enthusiastic about his continuing leadership role.  Marty has been a key factor in the company’s growth, especially in the airline industry.”

 King Nut founded in 1937 and Peterson Nut in 1927, both in Cleveland, operate together as the King Nut Companies.  Headquartered in Solon, King Nut Companies is a leading national supplier of snack nuts, fruit mixes, snack mixes, soy mixes, pretzels and candy to the airline, retail, vending, food service, gift and private label industries. 



 


Outlet Store Locations Corporate Headquarters:
Peterson Nut
1101 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216.861.4017
M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat. 9:00am to 3:00pm EST
[ Holiday Hours ] [ get map ]
King Nut
31900 Solon Rd.
Solon, OH 44139
440.248.8484
M-F 10:00am to 5:00pm EST
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King Nut Companies
31900 Solon Rd.
Solon, OH 44139 USA
800.860.5464
fax 440.248.0153
M-F 8:15am to 5:00pm EST
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