MEMPHIS, TENN. – Monogram Foods announced on Dec. 10, the acquisition of Conagra Brand’s processing plant in Dickson, Tenn., where it plans to produce packaged sandwiches for a variety of well-known co-packing partners. This will be Monogram’s 11th facility operating across six states and the first processing plant in Tennessee. The company plans to utilize the facility’s current staff of about 300 workers and hire additional employees in the coming years. Monogram manufactures meat snacks, corn dogs, frozen appetizers, hot dogs, sausages, precooked bacon, portable snacks and sandwiches.
The plant previously produced sausage breakfast sandwiches under Conagra’s Odom’s Tennessee Pride banner. In early 2020, Conagra announced plans to close the plant this year, but the facility never was shuttered.
“Our new Dickson facility will allow us to expand our production and bring more in-demand food products to our store and retail partners across the country,” said Karl Schledwitz, chief executive officer. “Dickson is a thriving community with a dynamic workforce, and we are proud to call it home for our newest location. We look forward to bringing more jobs to the community and serving the Dickson area in many ways.”
Earlier this year, Pritzker Private Capital and HF Capital announced the acquisition of a significant stake in Monogram and stated at the time that the company’s co-founders, including Schledwitz and Wes Jackson, would remain with the company.