Monogram Foods Completes New Production Facility for the Northeast Bringing 355 Jobs to Haverhill
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October 13, 2022

Monogram Foods Completes New Production Facility for the Northeast Bringing 355 Jobs to Haverhill

Monogram Foods, has just completed a 135,000SF facility at 51 Research Drive in Haverhill.  This $1B manufacturer creates private label pre-assembled sandwiches for well-known restaurant and coffee chain brands, as well as convenience store snacks. Headquartered in Memphis and ranked for 10 consecutive years on Inc. 5000’slist of fastest growing firms, Monogram’s new Haverhill facility is part of their strategic plan to fulfill consumer demand via increased operational efficiency.  They are bringing 355 new jobs to Massachusetts.  

This facility’s design optimizes production to meet consumer demand with 6 areas – freezer, cold storage, cool dock, dry goods storage, production and offices – configured for ease in employee access.  Critical for operational efficiency, process engineering includes a state-of-the-art ammonia refrigeration system.  Loading dock areas and parking have been configured to maximize a restricted site plan.  Notes Karl Schledwitz, Monogram’s CEO, “This facility is created to fulfill increased demand by our valued customers across the country.  Dacon has been an excellent and innovative partner from start to finish.  We are proud of this project and proud to be part of the Haverhill community”.  Paradigm Properties, an investor/operator/developer of office and industrial property, is the owner and developer.  States Kevin McCall, Paradigm’s Chief Executive Officer, “Paradigm is excited to have helped Monogram significantly expand its operations in Massachusetts.  Through a challenging Covid environment, our contractor, Dacon Corporation, led a team effort with tremendous support from the City of Haverhill, our lender, Lowell Five, and dedicated subcontractors.”

Monogram, Paradigm Partners and Dacon partnered with Groundwork Lawrence to mark the event with a $20,000 ‘Growing Community’ program.  Groundwork Lawrence is a nonprofit civic organization that focuses on environmental improvement, fresh food access, youth/adult education and employment initiatives to cities north of Boston. They are receiving a Growing Community program in which 40 families will receive a cooking / nutrition program, along with $8,000 in Market Basket/ community garden gift cards, 525 plants for their 12 community gardens and a stipend to winterize their greenhouse. Comments Heather McMann, Executive Director, “Groundwork Lawrence creates building blocks for community through its programs in civic, environmentalism and healthy food initiatives.  By providing current food support and longer-term garden sustainability, the Growing Community program addresses several needs. We appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity that Monogram, Paradigm and Dacon extended in creating this comprehensive program.”  Adds Lauren Nowicki, Chief Communications Officer of Dacon Corporation, “Dacon’s philanthropy Designed with Dignity believes that local organizations empower change on an impactful level equivalent to large scale charities.  They create impressive and measurable differences in the lives of those communities in which we build.  Groundwork Lawrence’s work is both extensive and remarkably effective for building civic responsibility, economic enhancement and productivity.”

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