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Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Ag is Cool! | 0 comments

Bacon!

Bacon!

Founded by John S. Richardson in Washington Court House (WCH), Ohio in 1966, Sugar Creek Packing Company (SCP Co.) began as a raw bacon manufacturer. Still owned and operated by the Richardson family, the company has grown quite a bit over the years, now employing 1,500 individuals and operating 5 facilities in Ohio and Kansas. There are three Ohio locations: Dayton, WCH and Cincinnati. Together, these three plants do a combined sales of 350-400 million dollars!

During his Sugar Creek Packing visit, Director Daniels was able to sit down with the SCP Co. team and several state and local officials who represent the area to talk about agriculture, economic development and how the state can continue to assist businesses like Sugar Creek Packing grow.

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Director Daniels speaking to a full table at Sugar Creek Packing Company.

After the discussion, the Sugar Creek Packing team was kind enough to take us on a tour of the facility. While there, we learned that the company now makes a wide variety of raw and cooked products for national and private label brands, including raw or fully cooked pork, chicken and turkey bacon. Some of their more well known brands are Donatos Pizza, Kroger, Wendy’s and White Castle. At the Washington Court House location they make turkey meatballs, turkey bacon and bacon bits, below are a few photos of those products being produced.

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The Turkey Meatball production line.

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Workers sorting on the Bacon Bit production line.

 

We hope you enjoyed hearing about our Ag Week adventures! It’s an exciting time in the world of food and agriculture production and we are thrilled to show just a few aspects of what go in to making food, agriculture (…and bacon) Ohio’s number 1 industry.

 

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