Lakeside Foods, headquartered in Manitowoc, has been in operation for 131 years. Glen Tellock has served as its’ President & CEO for 2 ½ years since departing From the Manitowoc Company. During an appearance on Be-My-Guest yesterday, Tellock said the transition from a manufacturing environment to a food company has been a smooth one for him.
The family owned company contracts out about 86-thousand acres of land to grow vegetables mostly in Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.
About the huge expansion marking over 100 thousand square feet of space on their S. 30th Street location, Tellock said they had options of building elsewhere but he credited city, county and even state involvement to ensure the growth would happen here in Manitowoc. He spoke about its’ direct benefits.
The addition, he says, marks the single largest investment Lakeside Foods has ever made. And one year from now when all is said and done, 85 to 90-percent of their packaging will be done at the new facility.