Monthly archive for October 2009

Since 1916, Dewig Bros. Packing has Survived and Thrived

The Tough Get Going. For some businesses, operating in tough economic times is a harrowing experience. Too often it results in a death knell. But for one small Indiana meat company, tougher times have historically seemed to make them stronger. Founded in 1916, Dewig (pronounced Day-Wig) Meats had no refrigeration and could operate only in the winter. They were located in Haubstadt, Ind., a perpetually small town of about 1,500. The firm had no equipment, only knives. For John Dewig, who founded the business along with his two brothers, Anton and Joe, this wasn’t a hardship. Their father had been

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