News/Media | Construction begins on Dawn’s Foods Expansion

Construction begins on Dawn’s Foods Expansion

Jan. 15, 2019

PORTAGE, WI – Morski Brands, Inc. d/b/a Dawn’s Foods and Bayland Buildings, Inc. are excited to announce the official groundbreaking of a major expansion to the Dawn’s Foods facility located at 1530 La Dawn Dr. Portage, WI.  Bayland Buildings, Inc. has been contracted to be the general contractor along with numerous Portage area and Wisconsin based sub-contractors for this 35,000 sq. ft. addition. 

Morski Brands, Inc. is a Portage based business that purchased Dawns Foods in June of 2015.  Dawn’s Foods produces fully prepared salads, dips and proteins for foodservice, convenience stores and retail grocery stores.  The addition will provide a new sanitation area, employee locker rooms, offices and expanded production capabilities.  The company’s new state-of-the-art sanitation addition is designed to stay ahead of the increasing demands for food safe products while the new employee areas will provide increased locker room space, clean room and larger breakroom area.  The expanded production and shipping areas will provide for new product opportunities, contract packaging, and co-packing capabilities while also providing a more efficient shipping and receiving system.

Morski Brands, Inc. currently employs 60 people at their facility and plans to hire an additional 30-40 new employees once construction is complete.

On behalf of Morski Brands, Inc and Bayland Buildings, Inc., we are pleased to share with you the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Dawn’s Foods facility located at 1530 La Dawn Dr.

About Dawn’s Foods
Dawns’ Foods began in 1961 in the kitchen of Dawn and Harold Swan. Dawn began making her family recipe potato salad, which Harold sold, at the local grocery store he managed. Dawn’s homemade potato salad soon became a local favorite.

Soon afterward, a local food distributor began distributing Dawn’s potato salad throughout southern Wisconsin. The growing popularity of Dawn’s potato salad necessitated that production be moved from their kitchen to the renovated family garage, and then to a new 4000 sq. ft. production plant in Portage, WI. New salads and additional distributors were soon added. 

About Bayland Buildings Inc.
Bayland Buildings, Inc. is a 100% employee owned, Commercial and Agricultural General Contractor founded in 1991. Built on a simple principle of providing customers with a seamless experience, without compromising overall quality. Bayland is recognized as one of the most competitive and respected building firms in Wisconsin and currently employs over 200 dedicated people.

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