Vienna Beef Ltd. To Open Operations in Newcomerstown

Plans for production and cold storage facility to accommodate growth

Vienna Beef Pickles

Vienna Beef Ltd., a food processor and distributor known for its classic Chicago-style hot dogs, as well as Polish sausage, Italian beef and authentic fixings has announced plans to open a pickle production and cold storage facility in Tuscarawas County, creating 51 new jobs. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved the project for tax credit assistance during its Ohio Tax Credit Authority meeting today.

While best known for their premium Chicagoland deli meats, the company has experienced rising demand for refrigerated pickles sold to grocers, restaurants and other food service outlets nationwide. At over 100,000 square feet, the facility at 500 Enterprise Drive in Newcomerstown will provide Vienna Beef with adequate space to grow.

The Newcomerstown facility will be the third pickle facility adding to the current locations in California and Florida.  “The opportunity to add to capacity and locations will allow Vienna Beef to grow the Chipico brand, said Jack Bodman, President & CEO of Vienna Beef. “ This Newcomerstown location is a positive addition to the effort, and we welcome the opportunity to work with the local community, farmers, and government to benefit the local economy over the long term.”

Ohio’s favorable logistics contributed to Vienna Beef’s decision, as this location provides the company with ease of access to existing and new markets. 

A team consisting of  Tuscarawas Economic Development Corporation, the Village of Newcomerstown, ODOD, JobsOhio, and Team NEO worked with Vienna Beef to ensure the company chose the Northeast Ohio Region for its new facility.  

“The Village of Newcomerstown welcomes Vienna Beef and looks forward to working with them for many years to come,” said Mayor Pat Cadle, Village of Newcomerstown. “We have been impressed with their leaders and feel their company will be a great addition to our community.”

“Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation is proud to welcome Vienna Beef to Newcomerstown,” said Marla Akridge, Executive Director for Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation. “This company is a perfect fit for our rural community and purchasing a vacant building is better yet. The opportunity will serve as a huge boost to the area, bringing with it long-term employment and short-term work for local contractors tasked with preparing the facility for occupancy. We look forward to eating a lot of pickles.” 

“This is a great opportunity for Tuscarawas County with 51 new jobs with associated annual payroll of more than $2.7 million,” added Team NEO Chief Executive Officer Bill Koehler. “Along with our local partners, ODOD, and JobsOhio, we are sure Vienna Beef will continue to prosper in the Northeast Ohio Region.”

 About Vienna Beef, Ltd.

Founded in 1893 and based in Chicago, Vienna Beef, Ltd. manufactures and distributes Hot Dogs and Sausages following its time-honored original recipes, with premium domestic beef hickory-smoked for authentic flavor. Austrian-Hungarian immigrants Emil Reichel and Samuel Ladany introduced their family Frankfurter recipe at the legendary Columbian Exposition/World’s Fair and the same recipe is still used 129 years later. The company also produces Pickles and Condiments, Soups and Chilis, Deli Meats, and other premium top-quality foods, distributed throughout the United States.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient, and prosperous. For more information, visit

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development CoalitionOhio Southeast Economic DevelopmentOne ColumbusREDI CincinnatiRegional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.