Loose-Wiles Biscuit Co.
Loose-Wiles was founded in 1902 by Joseph Loose, who liquidated his stake in the newly-formed National Biscuit Co. and brought his brother, Jacob Loose and another investor, John Wiles, on board. The new company was based in Kansas City, Missouri, and opened a "Thousand Window" bakery, the world's largest commercial baking plant, in Long Island City, New York in 1912. Loose-Wiles was the manufacturer of Sunshine Specialties products, including Hydrox and Clover Leaf cookies. The company later introduced Animal Crackers and Cheez-Its.