WILMINGTON, DEL. – B&M Meats Inc., a wholesale Philly cheesesteak manufacturer and subsidiary of Wonder Meats, recently announced it will expand operations in Wilmington, Del., with a new $18 million production plant.

Presently, the company employs 98 employees in the largest city in Delaware at an existing facility. 

The Delaware Prosperity Partnership said the company received a performance grant of $195,975 to add 70 jobs to the current facility. 

The new building is an 80,000-square-foot facility and will add 190 jobs. By late 2023 or early 2024, B&M is expecting to have 120 employees hired.  Construction will begin in 2022.

“As one of the largest Philly steak manufacturers in the country, we’re excited to grow our presence in the rapidly growing and vibrant Wilmington community,” said Steve Realbuto, president of Wonder Meats and B&M Meats. “With a strong pool of talent, supportive local and state government, and proximity to critical transportation routes, Delaware is a great place for a manufacturing company to do business.”

The company received a capital expenditure grant of $555,300 and a second performance grant of $359,450 to add the new jobs.

In 2019, the existing B&M facility in Wilmington underwent renovations where 12,000 square feet were added, bringing the entire facility to 43,800 square feet. 

Founded in 1956, B&M Meats was acquired by Carlstadt, NJ-based Wonder Meats in 2016. 

The company has another facility near its headquarters called Brooklyn Provisions, which it purchased in 2020.