DOUG SIMONS
President, ENSTROM CANDIES, INC. 

Topic: "Making a little toffee for a few of our friends"

Doug Simons, President of Enstrom Candies, Inc., answers questions from Brian Watson, Founder and President of the Opportunity Coalition, following remarks from Simons on June 12, 2014.

Doug Simons, who became president of Enstrom Candies Inc., in 1987, has turned a “Mom and Pop” business into a competitive, high-quality producer of confections. Under his leadership, two manufacturing facilities and corporate offices have been constructed. He has also brought innovation through technological advancements to both the mail-order and manufacturing sides of the business having assisted in the development of cutting-edge machinery to allow for continuous- production of Enstrom’s premiere product, World-Famous Almond Toffee.

Throughout the last 50 years, Enstrom Candies has expanded their product line to include toffee popcorn, truffles and delicious gourmet chocolates. Thanks to Granddad Chet, they are celebrating over fifty years of a treasured family business; over fifty years of watching eyes light up and smiles appear when people taste the world’s finest almond toffee.  Most importantly, they are celebrating more than fifty years of honoring Granddad’s philosophy that “we’re just making a little almond toffee for a few of our friends.”