FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW CUSTOM MEAT PROCESSING COMPANY EXPANDS IN MARYLAND MARKET
Two local family owned companies combine to create Old Line Custom Meat Company, LLC. located in downtown Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2011) – In early 2010, Ed Burchell of Roseda Beef and Bill Ruppersberger of Geo. G. Ruppersberger & Sons, Inc. decided to form Old Line Custom Meat Company, LLC. Old Line Meats will be one of Maryland’s largest meat processing companies, providing service to individual customers and wholesale clients.
“Old Line Meats will bring quality meat processing back to Maryland,” says co-owner Burchell. Burchell started Roseda Beef in 1999. His interest in producing quality beef, led him to Bill Ruppersberger, the 5th generation owner of Geo. G. Ruppersberger & Sons. His family’s company has been operating since 1866 and is Baltimore’s longest surviving meat packing company.
“Working with Ed on the creation of Old Line has been a long journey, but it will be nice to grow the capabilities of our current processing,” said Ruppersberger. “My present plant was never designed to do the further processing that is now required in order to meet customer’s needs.”
In recent years grocery stores have reduced their help in their meat departments; therefore, requiring most processing be done at the plant level. Coupled with the fact that many small processors have closed in recent years due to tough economics in the industry and more stringent USDA regulations, there is a strong need for meat processing in the area. The opening of Old Line Meats’ 17,000 square foot facility comes at a time when there is a void, which Ruppersberger and Burchell help to fill.
One essentially untapped market, is the local Jewish community. The Baltimore area has a large Jewish Orthodox population—Old Line Meats will be able to process both a superior Kosher lamb and beef product for sale within the Jewish Community in the entire Mid Atlantic Region.
Additionally, Old Line Meats hopes to support local farmers through custom processing. The name Old Line was chosen as a reference to Maryland and the
company’s desire to provide quality service to those in and around the state.
“We understand the benefits of having strong agriculture in the state of Maryland. It has a huge economic impact and provides many jobs. Old Line Meats will be able to support local farmers and the restaurants and stores that want to carry their product,” said Burchell.
Old Line Meats will continue to provide service to Ruppersberger’s and Roseda’s existing customers which include grocery stores, restaurants and online
Old Line Meats is located at 1600 S. Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. The newly developed website is www.oldlinemeats.com. For more information regarding the announcement of Old Line Meats please Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410.329.3068.