Monogram Foods Named National Processor of the Year

Monogram Foods has been recognized as the national meat processing industry’s 2017 Processor of the Year.

The national recognition honors Monogram’s industry-wide success in the areas of innovation, investment, growth, and vision.

“Monogram Foods was the clear frontrunner for this award,” said Andy Hanacek, editor of The National Provisioner, the meat processing industry’s leading publication. “Monogram has been consistently at the top of our emerging industry leaders, and during this past year they skyrocketed to the front of the pack.”

Karl Schledwitz, chairman and chief executive officer of Monogram Foods, said the company is deeply appreciative of the recognition. “But the real honor for this award should be given to all of Monogram’s team members whose dedication and hard work made this recognition possible,’’ he said.

“Our team members here in Memphis and across the country go above and beyond. They have met many challenges and changes this past year with fortitude,” he said. “This award belongs to them for their lasting commitment to making us a best-in-class company.”

Monogram Foods will continue to invest in their processing facilities. In 2017, Monogram will invest almost $70 million in upgrading current processing equipment, installing new processing equipment, and training their local team members on that equipment to make transitions smooth and efficient.