Continental Mills celebrated their 20th anniversary of being in Hopkinsville with Krusteaz Friday morning with a ceremony, tours and brunch.
Krusteaz and Continental Mills have been making a slew of products for a long time and they’ve been making them in Hopkinsville for 20 years thanks to a partnership with the Siemer Milling Company. They make everything from pancake mix—that’s used in every Denny’s east of the Rocky Mountains—breading for Long John Silver’s fish, cookies, muffins and more.
President and CEO Andy Heily says a little over 20 years ago Continental Mills was looking for a place to help grow their national footprint and since choosing Hopkinsville, they’ve thrived here.
He thanked the numerous employees for their dedication and the work they do and he especially recognized the employees that are in their 20th year of work with the company.
Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton was in attendance and says she remembers many employees from her time selling boxes to companies. She thanked Continental Mills for choosing Kentucky and says they should be proud of their success story.
Other guest speakers included Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble, Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks and Siemer Milling President Rick Siemer. Attendees from the community were able to take a tour of the Continental Mills Krusteaz facility and learn about the process the goes into making their many products.