In 2008, we celebrated our 50th anniversary. That was a very proud year for our family. What was once just a small regional branded company with a few employees has grown into the third largest national lunch meat brand with more than 1,000 employees at five locations. It was an incredible year for my family and the entire Land O’Frost family. We share the success with all of our employees, many of whom have worked with my father and have been with us for more than 25 years. Without them, we would never be where we are today.
In January 2012, we welcomed Wimmer’s Meats, a leading provider of specialty sausages and hot dogs, into the Land O’Frost family. As our first major acquisition, Wimmer’s Meats parallels our rich family heritage as a family-owned and operated multigenerational business. Some of the products you will find in the Wimmer’s Meat family are Basset’s®, Fairbury® and Ambassador® hot dogs and sausages.
Today, with my mother Donna as the Chairman of the Board, I strive to keep the values with which my grandfather and father started this business and will continue to grow Land O’Frost by fostering the entrepreneurial spirit they instilled in me.