APPLETON, WIS.— The Meat Block (TMB), based in Greenville, Wis., announced on May 25 that it acquired Kaukauna, Wis.-based Haen Meat Packing Co. 

Haen is a second-generation meat processing operation founded in 1959. The company features meat cuts and a large selection of cured and smoked meats and sausage products using proprietary, family recipes. Haen won more than 370 state and national awards during its time in business including 10 Best of Shows, the highest award given in Wisconsin’s Cured Meat Product Competition.

The Meat Block was founded by Phil Schmidt, a former Haen Meats employee. He is a co-owner of The Meat Block with his partner, Clyde Weycker. 

TMB offers a variety of selected meats and homemade items from its onsite smokehouse. Additionally, TMB offers BBQ Pits-N-Spits, patio furniture, catering services, and wine selections. 

Haen Meats was owned and operated by the four Haen brothers: Dan, Tom, Tim, and John. 

“Strategically, this sale made sense given the unique strengths each business provides. Our customers will benefit greatly from the additional service offerings and experience of Phil and Clyde,” said Tim Haen, former co-owner. “Additionally, we all felt that The Meat Block provided the best home for our dedicated employees and truly appreciated and respected the legacy of our family’s business. We are extremely happy with this result for the business.” 

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed by CLA’s investment banking team.