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The relabeling has begun at the National Nut Company, which Dave Knoke, left, purchased in late December. To the right is Tom Hackworthy, plant manager. (Submitted photo)

Knoke's Chocolates buys National Nut Company

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The timing was right. Dave Knoke, owner of Knoke’s Chocolates, purchased the National Nut Company in late December.

Steve and Gayle Lamke moved the National Nut Company to Hudson from Ellsworth in 2012.


Steve started in the business in 1974 packaging and selling holiday tins of assorted nuts. Within two years he realized with a lot of work he could go fulltime. After retiring from Dayton’s in 1994 his wife Gayle joined him in the business.

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