Meats by Linz Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

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Meats by Linz Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of New Headquarters and Production Facility in Hammond

Meats by Linz, one of the most renowned meat purveyors in the country, celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art headquarters and production facility today with a ribbon cutting followed by a tour of the $52 million, 120,000-square-foot building.

Distinguished guests and speakers included Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. from the city of Hammond, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Meats by Linz and Linz Heritage Angus Frederick Linz, and advisor to second-generation companies 219 Development and Bauer Construction, Rob Ferrino, who managed the development of the project for Meats by Linz.

The ceremony highlighted the opportunity for Meats by Linz to better serve its national and international customer markets and support the community's future growth by transitioning over 300 jobs to Hammond, Indiana. Guests participated in a guided facility tour showcasing 80,000 square feet of operational space, a 4,000 square foot dry-aging room, a luxury office area, and top of the line test kitchen. A lively luncheon followed catered by Rosebud Steakhouse, a proud partner of Meats by Linz.

“Our growth and success since my grandfather opened a neighborhood butcher shop 60 years ago stems directly from the dedication and unwavering spirit of every member of our team,” said Frederick Linz, Chief Executive Officer of Meats by Linz. “Along with our world-class ranching operations, this grand opening reflects our exciting growth within the industry, and we’re honored to share this milestone with the Hammond community, our team, our partners, and our supporters.”

“Having an internationally known company like Meats by Linz relocate its global headquarters to Hammond is a huge economic development victory for our city,” said Mayor McDermott. “The $52 million investment, construction of the 120,000 square foot facility, and over 300 jobs are a testament to the hard work and partnership of my administration with the leadership of Meats by Linz.”

The project was led by Alston Construction with 219 Development Services and Baurer Construction Services, financed through Wintrust Banking, and designed by Rieke Interiors.