Armour-Eckrich Meats is a $1 billion branded meat company with a strong presence across retail, deli and food service channels. With a history and tradition dating back to the Civil War, Armour-Eckrich Meats delivers two of the most trusted processed-meat brands in America. Armour and Eckrich, both common household brands, provide today s families with a variety of meal-time options. With more than 3,100 employees spread across 13 states, Armour-Eckrich is not just a major employer, but also a caring member of the community. Every year, its nine processing plants and five sales and marketing offices donate truckloads of food to local food banks and other need-based organizations. The company is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, a pork processor and hog producer that processes approximately 27 million hogs and raises 14 million annually. Armour-Eckrich Meats maintains a location in St. Charles, Ill.