Building The Future Together

At 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 2nd Patrick Cudahy and Smithfield Foods held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Patrick Cudahy Bacon Slicing Addition located at One Sweet Apple-Wood Lane in Cudahy, WI.

Hunzinger Construction Company has been selected to serve as general contractor for this 17,500 square foot new addition that will expand their existing bacon slicing operations. The project was designed by Epstein headquartered in Chicago, IL and includes a 3,500 square foot freezer and an insulated metal panel exterior. Hunzinger will self-perform all demolition, concrete and carpentry work on the project.

Today’s groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Daniel Kapella, the new President of Patrick Cudahy and past president, William Otis, who was recently promoted to executive vice president of operations, packaged meats division for Smithfield Foods. Gene Bridges, Vice President Engineering & Maintenance of Patrick Cudahy who will oversee the project was also there to break ground along with Dave Amacher who is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering. The Mayor of Cudahy, John Hohenfeldt, also participated in the ceremony along with Hunzinger Construction Company’s Executive Vice President Jim Hunzinger and project team members Senior Project Manager Dan Davies, Superintendent Jim Callen and Assistant Project Manager Michael Jahns.

Patrick Cudahy is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Patrick Cudahy 

Since 1888, Patrick Cudahy has used the finest ingredients to create products that deliver quality, flavor and value. Creator of the original sweet apple-wood smoked flavor, Patrick Cudahy is committed to helping operators build strong reputations and long-lasting relationships with their customers.

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich, Farmland®, Armour, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, John Morrell®, Kretschmar®, Curly’s®, Carando®, Margherita® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods® is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit and

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