Monogram Prepared Meats Announces Wage Increase

– Monogram Foods raises general production hourly wages to $12.00 –

Harlan, IA – (February 18, 2016) – Monogram Prepared Meats, a division of Monogram Foods which purchased its Harlan production facility in October 2013, is raising wages for general production team members as part of the plant’s expansion plan. Hourly pay for entry level workers has been raised from $10.00 to $12.00 an hour.

All positions after a short waiting period offer excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as life insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation and short-term disability.

“We are so glad to announce this wage increase at our plant in Harlan, IA because we recognize that our team members are our most important asset,” said Karl Schledwitz, Chairman and CEO of Monogram Foods. “We aim to be the employer of choice and we hope that, with this wage increase, both current and new team members will know that we truly care for them as members of the Monogram Foods Family.”

The wage increase comes as part of a company expansion plan which will put over $7 million into capital improvements and increase production volume by over 25% at the plant. The plant is looking to add team members in the areas of general production and maintenance.

Interested job candidates are encouraged to come by the plant located at 1231 870th St., Harlan IA 51537 any day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit To learn more, candidates can call the Human Resources Department at 712-235-2665, ext.1228.

Monogram Prepared Meats manufactures private label and co-manufactured bacon and employs around 250 team members.

About Monogram Foods: Founded in 2004 with the purchase of King Cotton and Circle B brand meats from Sara Lee Corporation, Monogram Foods manufactures and markets top-quality food products. Among these are a full range of meat snacks, corn dogs, pre-cooked bacon, smoked sausage, appetizers, pet treats and other value-added meats. Monogram Foods’ brands include Wild Bill’s, O’Brien’s, Trail’s Best, Hannah’s, Bull’s, Snapps 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. Monogram Foods is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. and operates facilities in Virginia, Minnesota, Indiana, Texas, Iowa and Wisconsin.


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