March 21, 2011
Wenneman Meat Company has announced it will stay in St. Libory, Illinois. The new facility is projected to cost $5 million dollars and will locate adjacent to the previous site on Illinois Route 15 in St. Libory. The former facility burned to the ground on January 27, 2011. With 12 fire departments responding to the blaze it was still a total loss.
Designed by Mike Schneider of Quadrant Design from Waterloo, Il., the new specially designed 22,000 square foot processing facility will house a largely expanded retail area, a slaughter floor, processing area and office space. The new design will provide for the most efficient and cost effective methods in the industry.
Lake Contracting of Addieville, IL will be the general contractor for the project. Owner Dave Lake and project manager Mark Albert have been working feverously on this design/ build project. It is expected that ground will be broke by the second week of April with a completion date in October. Wenneman Meat Co. expects to employee 40 full time employees.