Butterball LLC has acquired Gusto Packing Co., located in Montgomery, Ill. Gusto Packing Co. is a family owned and operated business that offers six basic product lines: hickory and apple wood smoked bacon, bone-in smoked pork and turkey products, smoked boneless hams, cooked hams, pork and turkey deli meats, and spiral sliced hams.
“We are pleased to welcome the Gusto team to the Butterball family and look forward to working closely together,” said Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball LLC. “With Gusto’s 260,000-sq-ft facility, we are adding approximately 325 million lbs of further processed capacity to our operations. This additional capacity allows us to support Butterball branded geographic expansion and achieve greater account penetration within current markets. It also affords us the ability to develop and manufacture innovative products for the Butterball brand.”
Going forward, the Gusto Packing Co. leadership team as well as approximately 500 employees are expected to remain in their current positions.