Re: Cudahy meat reefers
Dave:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Would you kindly post your file in the group files? None of the columns
lined up the state and city were all in the first two columns.
In a message dated 12/6/2008 10:05:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Sorry, I get the digest version, so am always 24 hours behind ... but I will
see what I can add to the discussion about the Cudahy
meat company. Most of what I have is for the Cudahy Packing Co, based in
Omaha/Chicago. However there were two different
companies, one based in Wisconsin (Cudahy Brothers later renamed Patrick
Cudahy) and the Cudahy Co. (started in Omaha, later HQ
moved to Chicago). A history of Patrick Cudahy can be found at
From Cudahy Packing Co. "yearbooks"
Started in 1890 by Michael & Edward Cudahy, first packing plant in South
1892 added packing plants in Los Angeles & Sioux City
1900 Kansas City
1906 Wichita, Kansas
1916 Salt Lake City
1919 purchased Nagle Packing Co of Detroit MI and Jersey City NJ
1925 purchased former Farmer's Terminal Packing Co at Newport MN (near St.
1930 Charles S. Hardy plant at San Diego acquired (one of the oldest on the
1947 Purchased Tovrea Packing in Phoenix, AZ
Branch houses, different from produce stations, were warehouses where
carcasses where shipped, then stored and processed into
chops, steaks, roasts, etc.
in 1926 Open branch houses in: St. Petersburg & Orlando Fla,; Washington DC,
Norfolk VA; Atlanta GA; Georgia and Havana, Cuba;
In 1928 100 new reefers built in Cudahy's Calumet Ind shops
Branch Houses added in 1930: Passaic NJ (rebuilt), Sioux City Ia, Portland Me
Produce (eggs & diary) Stations at:
Washington Court House, Ohio
Sioux City, Ia
New Ulm, Minn
Granite Falls, Minn added in 1930
Cudahy was also famous for Old Dutch Cleanser: made from volcanic deposits.
Most meat packers were involved with cleaners and soap
products, they were part of the by-products industry for meat packers and
provided additional revenue.
Here is information from a Spreadsheet I keep, sorry about the spacing, it
has five columns, but I think you will be able to
figure it out.
Cudahy Packing Co., Chicago ILL 1931
Packing Plants (10) Branch Houses (78) Produce Plants Old Dutch
State City City City City
AR Little Rock
CA Los Angeles
CA Los Angeles
CA San Diego
CA San Francisco
CT New Haven
IA Sioux City
IA Sioux City
IL So. Chicago
IN Calumet (East Chicago)
LA New Orleans
MA Fall River
MN St. Paul
MN Granite Falls
MN New Ulm
MO Kansas City
NJ Atlantic City
NJ Jersey City
OH Washington C.H.
PA New Castle
PA Beaver Falls
UT North Salt Lake
WI Fond Du Lac
Auckland, New Zealand
Hope this answers a few of the questions about the Cudahy meat packing co
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