By Patrick Lynn
Inc. Magazine announced last month that Monogram Foods in No. 3,483 on its annual Inc. 5000, a prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
The company, founded in 2004, manufactures and markets high-quality meat snacks and other food products, and reported a 2017 revenue of $14.5 million, according to Inc., with a three-year growth of 109 percent.
Monogram Foods is the parent company of Monogram Appetizers in Plover, which it established in 2015 after buying Golden County Foods.
Since the purchase, the company has invested over $20 million in plant expansions and upgrades for the Monogram Appetizers facility. Monogram installed additional freezer space in order to accommodate the rising customer demand for frozen appetizers in 2018, according to a news release from the company.
In 2015 Golden County Foods have 410 employees. Today, Monogram employs 564 people.
“We attribute our outstanding growth to our dedicated team members,” said Karl Schledwitz, chairman and CEO. “We are honored and extremely excited to be included on the Inc. 5000 list for an astonishing 10th straight year, and look forward to continuing our record of growth and job creation in the years to come.”
Monogram is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. and manufactures and markets brands including Wild Bill’s, O’Brien’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, Bull’s, Elvis & Lola, and licensed brands Bass Pro Shop’s Uncle Buck’s, Johnsonville, Butterball and Team Realtree. Monogram Foods is a major co-packer and private label provider for strategic partners throughout the nation with facilities in Virginia, Minnesota, Indiana, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts.