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In 1916, Anton Dewig started Dewig Bros. Packing Co., Inc. Later Anton was joined by his two brothers, Joe and John Dewig.
In those days the only tools that the employees of Dewigs used to process meat were their knives. From these humble beginnings, the Dewig family has advanced their company to be one of the most successful meat packing plants in Indiana. The family had actually been involved in the meat business before the Haubstadt, Indiana plant was opened. John Dewig’s father had been a road butcher who went farm to farm in the area earlier in this century.
While the second and third generations are continuing the strong family tradition, the fourth generation is starting to be actively involved in the business as well.
John’s sons, Bill and Tom, bought the business from their uncles, Anton and Joe in 1962. Since then the plant has continued to evolve utilizing the latest technology and processes in the business. Since Bill Dewig’s retirement in 1990, the business has been owned and operated by Bill’s brother Tom and wife Janet, their son Dean and wife Karen, and daughter Darla and husband Aaron.
While the second and third generations are continuing the strong family tradition, the fourth generation is starting to be actively involved in the business as well. Dean and Karen’s oldest son, Darell Austin, now works full-time and is assuming a lot of the management responsibilities. The Dewig’s were excited to celebrate the first wedding in the fourth generation when Austin married Julia Angermeier in June of 2022. Julia is an electrical engineer working for ECS Solutions in Evansville and even helps at Dewigs when she can. Dean and Karen’s daughter, Sarah Jade, also now works full-time alongside her mom, aunt, and grandma in the office. She has taken on all the Social Media roles and helps her mom with the rest of the marketing responsibilities. Dean and Karen’s youngest son, Jesse Logan, is a Sophomore at Gibson Southern High School. Logan is typically at the soccer field or running track, but when he can, he works after school alongside his brother, dad, and grandpa running packaging lines, fixing machinery, and cleaning. Darla and Aaron’s oldest, Jarrett Anthony, is a Freshman at Gibson Southern High School. He also works after school, but he prefers to work in the sausage kitchen with his dad. If Jarrett isn’t at work he can often be found at the archery range or keeping up with all things dirt track racing. Darla and Aaron’s twin girls, Addison Mae and Heidi Rae, are in the third grade at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School. They are also pretty common faces around Dewig Meats. Addison enjoys Girl Scouts and Heidi enjoys softball.
Since 1916, Dewig Meats has been building on a long tradition of service. The goal of the Dewig Meats family has always been to not only satisfy the customers but make each person feel like a part of the family. They still honor that principle as they have for over 100 years. Dewig’s will make every attempt to meet the customers’ needs. Just ask the people of their hometown, Haubstadt, Indiana, and you will discover how important this tradition really is to the Dewig family.
Dewig’s have gone out of their way to make sure that their products are of the highest quality while being as delicious as possible.
One of the most unique services that Dewigs provides to their customers, in this age of mass-produced meat products, is the willingness to fulfill custom orders. This means that instead of limiting the choices to the meat cuts provided, Dewigs will gladly make any custom cut that the customer desires. Another often overlooked service that Dewigs provides to their customers is true healthy meats. Dewig’s have gone out of their way to make sure that their products are of the highest quality while being as delicious as possible.
The Dewig Meats retail and production areas are a model of efficiency and cleanliness. All of the products are inspected several times before sale to ensure that the customer receives the best and safest product possible.