Mary's Gone Crackers, a manufacturer of organic and gluten-free healthy snacks will be opening a manufacturing and R&D facility at the North Valleys Commerce Center in Reno, Nevada. The company headquarters will also be relocated to this site with plans to be operational by this fall, with plans to hire more than 200 associates by the end of 2017.
Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada reported the new bakery will be more than 420,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art facility developed by the Cal Logistics Platform, which is a joint venture of Panattoni Development Company and CalSTRS, and built by Alston Construction, will be a green building that will be a healthy, resource-efficient and cost effective workplace.
"Today, nearly 30% of adults in this country are actively trying to reduce or eliminate gluten from their diets. This is not a fad. It's a $15 billion movement," said Mary Waldner, Founder/Chairman of Mary's Gone Crackers. "We bake organic, gluten free, vegan crackers, cookies and pretzels with whole grains, flours and seeds that are full-flavored, crave-able and deeply satisfying."
"Northern Nevada's economic recovery depends on putting our community back to work," said Reno City Councilmember Paul McKenzie, Representative of Ward 4 where the new facility will be located. "Mary's Gone Crackers is committed to bringing hundreds of jobs to our area, and we're excited to see them contribute to Reno's growth." Craig Fraser, the company's Vice President of Human Resources, said, "EDAWN has been a great partner as we begin the recruitment process. We have already hired 10 new roles, including key managers to lead this expansion."
"We are excited that Mary's Gone Crackers has selected Reno for their new manufacturing operations and the place to be for their dramatic projected growth," said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN. "The fact that they also chose to move their headquarters here is significant and shows that they intend to be here for the long term. I look forward to tasting their healthy snack offerings," he said.