SCHULENBURG, Texas — Monogram Foods is putting its pet treat production facility back on the market after unexpectedly losing its only customer. The plant was previously put up for sale in July 2018 when its primary customer moved on, but production continued in October 2018 when a major grocery chain signed a multi-year contract to co-pack pet treats at the facility. Due to market difficulties, the contract with that grocery chain has since fallen through. Monogram officially ceased production at the plant March 4, 2019 and is looking for another manufacturer to acquire the facility.
Karl Schledwitz, CEO of Monogram, said, “We made good products consistently and safely with our highly capable Schulenburg workforce. If Monogram cannot stay, we would love to see someone take advantage of this great production opportunity by acquiring it.”
The company has offered its previous pet treat production team members employment and relocation assistance to work at any of Monogram’s eight other food processing plants across the US. The pet treat plant employed less than 100 people. In a statement about the closing, the company applauded and thanked the Monogram Pet Treat team and the “salt-of-the-earth community and first class workforce” in Schulenburg, Texas.
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