Maker of ‘Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky,’ Other Foods Creating 600 Jobs with New Haverhill Plant

Six hundred new jobs are coming to Haverhill’s Broadway industrial park with the Haverhill Conservation Commission Thursday night giving initial site approval to the maker of Wild Bill’s Beef Jerky and other foods.

Monogram, which already has a Wilmington operation, adds to Haverhill’s large and growing portfolio of food manufacturers. The Memphis, Tenn.-based company is expanding in Haverhill at a vacant lot at 20 Computer Drive, off Route 97, officials told the Conservation Commission. Besides Massachusetts, the company operates plants in Virginia, Minnesota, Indiana, Texas, Iowa and Wisconsin. Conservation Commissioners gave the company initial approvals to begin sitework, but the company will be required to come back with a more detailed plan to protect and grow wetlands vegetation.

“The commission is pleased to exercise its discretion to protect the wetlands resources while facilitating 600 jobs coming to our community,” Acting Chairman Ralph T. Basiliere said after the meeting. Basiliere was filling in for Chairman Harmony Wilson. Basiliere said the site developer has already invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in this site work.

According to Monogram’s website, the company prepares beef jerky, bacon jerky, turkey jerky, meat sticks, pickled sausages and pickled eggs, smoked sausage, hotdogs, pre-cooked bacon, bacon, corndogs, mini corndogs, pancake and sausage, potato skins, onion rings, breaded cheese strips, cheese curds, jalapeno poppers, breaded mushrooms, breaded vegetables, sandwiches and other foods. It was founded in 2004 with the purchase of King Cotton and Circle B brand meats from Sara Lee Corporation.

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