Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, MI-The rejection of a rezoning request has left a pickle packer with a peck of problems.

Trustees in Saginaw County’s Bridgeport Township rejected Hausbeck Pickle Co. Inc.’s request to rezone 37.5 residential acres for light industry so it can build a $2.5 million processing plant.

Hausbeck Pickle’s 43 employees produce 25 million pounds of pickles and four million pounds of banana and jalapeno peppers annually at its 80-year-old, 20,000-sf plant in neighboring Spaulding Township, about 100 miles north of Detroit.

The new, 30,000-sf facility would help the company, which supplies Subway with one-third of its pickles, keep up with that chain’s rapid growth. Subway last year surpassed McDonald’s in the number of stores in the US.

Hausbeck Pickle’s 2002 contract with Subway has ballooned from 1,800 restaurants to about 4,500. Customers also include Burger King, Checkers, Hot ‘N Now, Rally’s and Flint-based Halo Burger.

The company is looking at a potential site elsewhere in Spaulding Township and one in Buena Vista Township, Hausbeck says.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt. NET LEASE Spring 2021Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information

GlobeSt. NET LEASE Awards 2021Event

These awards honor the industry's most influential and knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.