Absent any new developments, Monogram Foods will close operations at its production facility in Schulenburg, Texas in mid-September 2018. The loss of its principal customer is forcing Monogram Foods to cease production at the Monogram Pet Treats facility. Monogram is one of the larger employers in the Schulenburg area with a steady, low-turnover workforce of less than 100 team members. Monogram is aggressively pursuing all avenues to keep the plant running and the people employed. Monogram is also offering current Monogram Pet Treats team members employment and relocation assistance at any of Monogram’s eight other plants.
The Monogram Pet Treats facility operates currently as an FDA facility and could be converted into a USDA facility within a week’s time. The greatest asset of the Monogram Pet Treats facility is the dedicated workforce that has met consistent performance goals and exceeded industry standards. Monogram’s CEO Karl Schledwitz laments, “While we make good products consistently and safely in our Schulenburg plant, the best asset that Monogram might lose is the workforce. That team is a well-oiled machine with true Texas grit. If Monogram cannot stay, we would love to see someone take advantage of this great production opportunity by acquiring it.” The Monogram Pet Treats operations account for about 2% of annual business for Monogram Foods.
Source: Monogram Foods