James C. Hamilton Builds Walnut Hullling Line
Our story begins in 1974, when James C. Hamilton built a walnut hulling line and dehydrator. No plant of its kind ran faster, smoother, or moved more volume in the state of California. With the walnut industry booming it wasn’t long that a second line was needed to keep up with the demand.
Hamilton Designs Pecan Line For Dehydrator
In the mid 1980’s, Hamilton noticed another opportunity coming into California-- pecans. Pecans are grown, harvested, and dried much like a walnut. Eager to build and develop, Hamilton designed a pecan line for the dehydrator.
Hamilton Builds Pecan Processing Plant
A couple years later Hamilton built a pecan processing plant to further process the pecans by cracking, separating and boxing the commodity for consumer purchase and thus started the Hamilton Ranches name.
HNH Nut: The Leader Of California's Pecan Industry
Today HNH is the leader in distributing California pecans into bakeries, restaurants, and the hospitality industry. HNH Nuts is a global brand that is shipped into over 15 countries, and continues to earn its reputation as a high quality supplier of pecans.
Stay Hungry, Humble & Healthy
Our story began a long time ago, but through tradition and commitment we hope our story continues to grow and new chapters are added for generations.