Lake Country Foods, 132
S. Concord Road
Rebecca Seymour/Special to
OCONOMOWOC — Osage Food Products
has purchased the building at
132 S. Concord Road that once housed
Carnation operations and then was home to Lake Country Foods.
Lake Country Foods
closed in early 2018 and laid off 91 employees.
Now, Osage Food Products will remodel the building and return
manufacturing to the site, according to a Wednesday announcement.
“The facility in Oconomowoc provides a great opportunity for us to
expand our operations and provide superior products to our
customers,” said owner William Dickinson.
OFP is a protein supplier owned by William Dickinson Jr. and based
in Washington, Missouri. This new site will expand OFP manufacturing
capabilities. Proprietary technology already at the site attracted
OFP’s attention because it will help create products their
competitors do not offer, according to the announcement.
When Lake Country Foods closed in 2018, it cited the cost of
modernizing the nearly 100-year-old facility as the reason for
“There was no economical path forward to continue operations given
the age of the plant and the tremendous costs which would be
associated with modernizing the facilities in order to maintain the
high standards the company has historically set for its products,” a
statement from Lake Country Foods had said.
<<EARLIER: Lake Country Foods to close mid-March, lay off 91