Smith Provision Co., headquartered in Erie, has purchased the former OEM/Erie building and plans to move production into a 50,000-square-foot section of the building, and reserve an additional 25,000 square feet for future expansion.
According to President Mike Weber, the company’s current production building is too small to handle the increased volume – sales are up nearly 10 percent over the past year – of Smith’s hot dogs, hams and cold cuts. Part of that increase is attributed to the expansion into the Pittsburgh market.
In August 2010, Smith Provision Co. signed an agreement to become the official hot dog provider of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Consol Energy Center; a year earlier, it was named the official hot dog provider of the Petersen Events Center and the University of Pittsburgh.
For more information, visit www.smithhotdogs.com.