Northern Indiana Food Processor Expanding • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Northern Indiana Food Processor Expanding

BRISTOL – Monogram Foods, a manufacturer and marketer of food products, announced plans to grow production in Elkhart County, creating up to 74 new jobs by 2017.

“As a national company with locations across the country, Monogram Foods had choices on where to locate these new jobs, and after considering its options this company keeps choosing Indiana,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Today’s news marks the second time in the last year that Monogram Foods has committed to adding new jobs in Indiana. Monogram Foods and companies across Indiana are thriving in our state’s affordable, low-tax business climate, which has helped us add nearly 150,000 new Hoosier jobs just since 2013.”

The Memphis, Tennessee-based company will invest $5.3 million to renovate and equip its 104,000-square-foot facility at 605 Kesco Drive in Bristol, where it will add a new mini corn dog production line and install new equipment for batter and breading, frying, freezing and packaging. Renovations at the company’s facility are currently underway, with plans for production on the new line to begin early next year. As part of its growth, the company expects to increase production to reach more than 3 million corn dogs daily, which are sold under store brands across the country.

Monogram Foods’ growth follows news last summer that the company was investing $13 million into its production operations in Bristol, with plans to add 75 new Indiana jobs. The company has already exceeded last year’s hiring goal and currently employs more than 350 Hoosiers as part of its team of 2,600 associates across the country.

“We are exceedingly proud of our Bristol team members,” said Karl Schledwitz, chairman and chief executive officer of Monogram Foods. “Bristol is one of our most productive plants, and we attribute its growth and success to the great people of Bristol and Elkhart County that make up the Monogram Comfort Foods Family.”

Monogram Foods is currently hiring first and second shift production team members, maintenance technicians, machine operators and forklift operators. Interested applicants may apply online at or by attending career fairs at the company’s Bristol facility on September 7 and October 5 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.



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