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$25,000 Awarded to Deserving Meal Maker From Carl Buddig and Company


National "Thanks to the Meal Makers" Contest Supports Family Mealtime

Buddig and Company
is awarding Kali Bailey, of Nashville, and her
grandmother, Ruth Nehrenz of Sullivan, Ohio, $25,000 through a contest
dedicated to thanking "Meal Makers" as the company celebrates 75 years
of feeding family traditions. The "Thanks to the Meal Makers" Contest
tasked consumers with submitting a one-minute video thanking the Meal
Maker in their life who sacrificed their time to create a long-lasting

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Tom Buddig, right, Vice President of Marketing, Carl Buddig and Company presents Kali Bailey, second ...

Tom Buddig, right, Vice President of Marketing, Carl Buddig and Company presents Kali Bailey, second from left, of Nashville, Tenn. with a check for $25,000 dollars as they stand with Bailey's grandparents, Clyde and Ruth Nehrenz of Sullivan, Oh., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 in Ashland, Ohio. Carl Buddig and Company, celebrating its 75th anniversary, sponsored a "Thanks to the Meal Makers" video contest won by Bailey. The video, made by Bailey, honored her grandmother. (Photo: Business Wire)

The winners of the contest were selected by the authenticity of their
story, contextual relevance, audience appeal, quality of their video and
the number of votes they received. To celebrate its 75th
year, the company awarded over $75,000 in prizes, including the grand
prize of $25,000 to Kali and Ruth, four first place prizes of $7,500 and
20 second place prizes of $750.

"We are a family-owned business, and we understand the importance of
family time," said Tom Buddig, executive vice president of marketing.
"The sacrifices family members make to ensure their family is fed
deserve to be recognized and appreciated. We are happy we get to reward
those who make quality family mealtime a regular occurrence."

The idea of family importance and tradition is reflected in the
submission video from Kali Bailey, who nominated her grandmother Ruth
Nehrenz, as the Meal Maker in her family's life. She was the Meal Maker
for their large family of 10 and always made sure they were fed well on
a budget. Her children spoke of the time they spent sharing their
favorite dishes and memories of family mealtime. To watch the winning
video submission, click

Carl Buddig and Company continues to grow while holding steadfast to its
core heritage, values and traditions. The company is honored to be a
part of its associates' and consumers' lives and family traditions for
the last 75 years and looks forward to continuing that legacy. For more
information about Carl Buddig and Company, please visit

About Carl Buddig and Company

Carl Buddig and Company, based in Homewood, Illinois, is owned and
operated by third generation Buddig Family members. The Company is also
proud that in recent years fourth generation family members have also
joined the organization. In 2018, Carl Buddig and Company will celebrate
its 75th year of feeding family traditions with the very best in taste,
variety and convenience. In addition to manufacturing and distributing
great-tasting lunchmeat products, Carl Buddig and Company is also the
parent company responsible for manufacturing and distribution of Old
Wisconsin® hardwood-smoked sausage and meat snack products in
supermarkets across the country. In June 2017, Carl Buddig and Company
entered the barbecue and specialty meats business and is now
manufacturing products under the Kingsford Brand. To learn more, please

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