CALUMET CITY, ILL. – Fourth-generation meat company, Meats by Linz, will expand its business with a move to Hammond, Ind., and a new 120,000-square-foot-facility. The company expects construction to be completed in the summer of 2023.
Design-build firm, Alston Construction will lead the build on the new facility consisting of 80,000 square feet of operational space and a 4,000 square foot dry-aging room that will hold 21,000 muscles, including everything from short loins to ribeyes. The expansion will include luxury offices and a state-of-the-art test kitchen making it one of the most modern meat-cutting facilities in the United States, according to Meats by Linz.
“The neighborhood butcher shop my grandfather started nearly 60 years ago has proudly grown into one of the premier meat purveyors in the country,” said Frederick Linz, owner and chief executive officer of Meats by Linz and Linz Heritage Angus. “Our family is excited for our relocation to Northwest Indiana as we continue to be a pioneer in the industry with our world-class ranching operations and high-quality meat processing. We look forward to continuing to service our loyal partners and meeting the needs of the industry.”
Currently the company employs 312 workers at its Calumet City location and the $35 million investment will bring over 285 jobs to Indiana in support of the Hammond community and their growth for the future.
The development project follows the recent announcement of Meats by Linz to expand its Linz Heritage Angus program into Oklahoma with the opening of Linz Heritage Angus at Blue Branch Ranch.