Monogram Foods Recognized For Empowering Workers

Company Also Receives Keystone Award for Job Creation and Capital Expansion in Martinsville, VA

MEMPHIS, TN – (May 27, 2015) – Monogram Foods, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality meat snacks and other food products, announced today that the company has been recognized in the United State Presidents’ Upskilling Initiative which highlighted companies throughout the United States that equip employees, and specifically front line workers, with on-the-job training. Monogram Foods was one of 94 companies highlighted in this report.

Monogram was recognized for implementing a range of investments in its front line workers that include increased wages and training; adding training and development specialists to its team; and building upon partnerships with community and technical college to provide increased training and certifications for team members.

In addition to its widespread job creation recognition via the Upskilling Initiative, Monogram Foods’ plant in Martinsville, Va. was specifically recognized for job creation by being awarded the Keystone Award for job creation and capital expansion from the Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Commission.  Monogram will receive the award for being the number one job creator and capital investor in the region during a special luncheon on June 16 at the Bassett Country Club.

“At Monogram, we believe that success and growth begins with our team members. Over the past 10 years, we have devoted significant resources in not only creating jobs via our manufacturing plants, but in providing those team members with the education and support necessary to advance their roles within the organization.  It is with great honor that we receive this recognition on a national level through the President’s Upskilling initiative and on the local level from the Martinsville, VA Economic Development Committee,” stated Karl Schledwitz, Chairman and CEO of Monogram Foods.

About Monogram Foods: Since its formation a decade ago through the purchase of King Cotton and Circle B brand meats from Sara Lee Corporation, Memphis, TN-based Monogram Foods has grown from six associates and two regional smoked meat brands to five BRC-A rated manufacturing plants in 5 states powered by over 1400 dedicated team members shipping top quality food products to points of distribution all over North America.  Today, Monogram Foods manufactures and distributes brands that include Wild Bill’s, O’Brien’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, Bull’s and licensed brands Bass Pro Shop’s Uncle Buck’s, Johnsonville and Butterball. Monogram Foods also produces a wide variety of private-label brand meat snacks, smoked meats, corndogs and pre-cooked bacon for strategic partners throughout the nation.

For more information, please contact: Blair Jackson, Communications Coordinator, at, (901) 654- 2869        

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