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Dewig Roasts the Competition at Meat Championship

by: Aaron Chatman Posted: Jul 27, 2022 / 05:31 PM CDT Updated: Jul 28, 2022 / 09:23 PM CDT DES MOINES, Iowa (WEHT) — After some time in Iowa for the American Cured Meat Championships, Dewig Meats brought home big awards! They say the highlight of the trip was when they won the Cured Meat Excellence Award. According to Dewig on social media, this award acknowledges the processor that competed the best throughout the entire competition. Cheers! Evansville brews up its first annual Oktoberfest Dewig Meats says this is the third year in a row that they’ve won it. Here’s a rundown

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New AAMP President Announced During Convention

Source: American Association of Meat Processors 07.21.2022 By Rachael Oatman ELIZABETHTOWN, PA. — During this year’s annual American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) Convention in Des Moines, Iowa, the association named Darla Kiesel its new president. Kiesel will replace current AAMP President Dwight Ely, of Ely Farm Products, Newton, Pa. Kiesel is the co-owner of Dewig Meats, located in Haubstadt, Ind. She currently serves as AAMP treasurer. On top of becoming AAMP’s second female president, Kiesel’s new title makes her a second-generation leader, following the footsteps of her father and former AAMP President Tom Dewig. “I am so very honored to be

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DEWIG IN THE NEWS: Run for the Wall Returns

By ANDREA HOWE Editor, The Princeton Clarion HAUBSTADT They’re arriving in the nation’s capital Friday afternoon, but on Tuesday, midway through their seventh day in the saddle, some 500 Run For The Wall motorcyclists took a break in Gibson County. Locals were on hand to greet them, providing encouragement and snacks at the Flying J travel center near Haubstadt. Dewig Meats owners Tom and Janet Dewig worked with volunteers to serve up hundreds of locally-made hotdogs. “We won’t run out,” Janet Dewig promised. Each year of The Run For The Wall, the local business is stationed at the truckstop, waiting

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DEWIG IN THE NEWS: Riders Stop on Way to DC to Remember the Fallen

By Janice Bariak, SG Star-Times Editor, editor@sgstartimes.com Run for the Wall riders stopped at the Flying J in Gibson County last Tuesday during their seventh day of riding from Ontario, California on their way to Washington, DC to honor veterans on Memorial Day. The ride has been a tradition since 1989. “It’s really not about what we get, it’s about what we give. Were giving respect. We’re paying respect to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Our motto is, ‘We ride for those who cant.’” said Ted “Boots” Kapner, on behalf of Run for the Wall. The ride aims

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Dewig Meats Featured in Meating Place

Family Matters Dewig Meats brings a history of innovation and ambition to its multi-generation family operation. “This was pretty funny.” That’s how Janet Dewig, co-owner of Dewig Meats in Haubstadt, Ind., begins her story about the time she and husband/co-owner Tom Dewig visited an IBM sales office to purchase a computer. It was 1985, and business at the family-owned meat processor was booming — so much so, in fact, that Janet was having trouble keeping track of client order histories. Desiring a more elegant, foolproof system, Janet and Tom visited the IBM office in nearby Evansville, Ind., to assess their

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Aaron Kiesel Inducted into Cured Meat Hall of Fame

Aaron Kiesel is co-owner of Dewig Brothers Packing Company, Inc., located in Haubstadt, Indiana. He started working at Dewig Meats in June of 1996 during high school. He did various jobs around the plant such as clean up, packaging, and waiting on customers. His work at Dewig Meats interested him, and he went on to pursue a degree at Purdue University in Meat Science with an emphasis in processed meat. Aaron came back to Dewig Meats full time after college where he eventually took over the sausage kitchen and the job responsibilities that the job entails. Aaron started dating the

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DEWIG IN THE NEWS: Rediscovering A Local Institution

Dewig Meats has been in operation since 1916, but it took a pandemic for some consumers to discover its award-winning meats. During the thick of the turmoil that surrounded the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, consumers in southern Indiana couldn’t find basic necessities like ground beef in their grocery stores. When those meat cases were emptied, they turned to their local meat market, Dewig Meats, which offered a steady supply of ground beef, steaks, chops, bacon and more. During that time, some shoppers would go up to Darla Kiesel, one of the family operators, and say, “Where have you guys been?” Well,

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Pappa Bear’s Catering: New BBQ-and-more food truck highlighting products from Dewig Meats

Original article written by Aimee Blume, Evansville Courier & Press EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Brent Weatherwax recently got to sleep in… until 3 a.m. On many days, he’s up at 2 a.m. He gets his Pappa Bear’s Catering food truck and smoker out of storage downtown, drives it up to Dewig Meats in Haubstadt, gets the meat going low and slow on the smoker, then heads to set up at his chosen lunch location or catering job for the day. Pappa Bear’s is known to many as the catering arm of Dewig Meats, but Weatherwax is the owner and operator, although

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Partners in Food… ‘The only thing you can take to heaven is what you give away on earth’

(Article originally written by Dave Pearce/The Posey County News.) Posey County’s Partners in Food held its annual appreciation dinner Sunday evening at the Zion-Lippe United Church of Christ. Well over 100 were on hand to hear the latest of what this generous group has done and what’s in the works for next year. Posey County’s Partners in Food program began in 2005 and continues to see growth in its 15th year of providing protein to local food pantries and shelters. The four individuals who started the program happen to not only to be farmers but also friends who are also

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National Provisioner Article: Dewig Meats promotes local food

(Article originally written by Sam Gazdziak and published on the National Provisioner website under Independent Processor’s Prime Cuts.) Many small processors in this country run a meat market and sell a variety of products besides their meats. Along with ham, bacon, sausages and meat snacks, shoppers can pick up things like jams and jellies, chips and, if the store has a liquor license, beer and wine. In many cases, shoppers can buy the same candy bars or the same sodas that they can buy in any retail store. In other cases though, processors stock their markets with products from other

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