Wisconsin All-Stars Profiles
Patrick Cudahy started his career in 1874 as superintendent of Plankington and Armour, which was Milwaukee’s largest meat-packing plant at the time. In 1888, John Plankington transferred his interest in the company to Patrick and his brother, John. After several name changes, the company became Patrick Cudahy Inc. in 1957. Today, it is part of Smithfield Foods.