Peter Eckrich arrived in America at the age of 17, eager to seek his fortune. In 1894, he opened a small meat market in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There he created many of the sausages he enjoyed growing up in Germany. Peter took great pride in his craft. His dedication paid off. The business grew and before long, Peter had opened up a second shop as well as a plant to supply his growing wholesale business. By 1932, Eckrich meats were nationally recognized for their great taste and supreme quality.
Through it all, these things have never changed. The craftsmanship. The care. The pride. It’s as strong in our company today as it was in Peter Eckrich’s little Indiana shop, 120 years ago.