Hickory Harvest Foods Receives Top Honor for Manufacturing

Akron, Ohio-based Hickory Harvest Foods — which sources premium roasted nuts, trail mixes, imported dried fruits, snacks and candies from around the world for retailers’ store brands — said it received the top award in the manufacturing category at Cascade Capital Corp.’s 2012 Business Growth Awards program. The awards program — which is presented by Cascade Capital, an economic development finance company — honors businesses in a six-county region of northeastern Ohio that have seen significant growth in sales and employees over the past five years.

“It was a surprise and honor to be recognized as this year’s top manufacturer of the Cascade Capital Growth Award winners,” said Joe Swiatkowski, president of Hickory Harvest Foods.