Land O’ Frost Is Moving to Munster
October 3, 2012 — An Illinois company is moving its headquarters from the Land of Lincoln to the land of Hoosiers.
Land O’ Frost, the second leading producer of pre-sliced, pre-packaged lunch meat, has decided to cross the state line.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Munster’s town President Joseph Simonetto joined Land O’ Frost in a celebratory groundbreaking ceremony yesterday.
The nation’s second largest seller of pre-sliced, pre-packaged lunch meat and specialty sausage is packing up its Illinois headquarters and crossing the border to Munster because it has outgrown its current headquarters building.
Executive Chairman Donna Van Eekeren says, ” This facility represents a new chapter for our company, this will be the hub of our organization from here, and we will make the decisions that will grow Land O’ Frost.”
Van Eekeren’s son and Land O’ Frost’s President and CEO David Van Eekeren says, “We are creating a space that encourages collaboration, supports research and development and will help us attract and retain the very best talent in our industry.”
The 27,000-square-foot facility will also house a fully independent pilot-plant, a high-tech-testing kitchen, a gift shop and a museum.
Governor Mike Pence spoke at the ceremony, “To Land O’ Frost let me say again from my heart, on behalf of the people of Indiana especially the people of Munster, Indiana. Welcome to Indiana and thanks for proving once again Indiana is open for business.”
Land O’ Frost leadership say it is looking forward to moving to the Region, and before crossing the line it thanked all who supported their decision. Van Eekeren says, “From those who helped us forge through all of the necessary agreements to make Munster our new home, to all of our partners who helped us select a site and design a beautiful building. We are dedicated to providing great tasting lunch meats to our consumers and their families across the country.”
Land O’ Frost officials say this move will create 50 new jobs once the doors open in the fall of 2014. The building will be designed with a green roof and natural lighting.