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Burke Corporation Helps Future of Nevada Fire Department

NEVADA, Iowa (May 31, 2023) — Burke Corp., (Nevada, Iowa) a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global-branded food company, announced they will be donating $50,000 to the Nevada Fire Department to help fund the purchase of a new fire engine. Having a new 1,500-gallon fire apparatus will increase fire suppression capabilities in the community and surrounding fire districts while adding safety for their firefighters on scene of large fires.
“Burke Corporation has called Nevada home for 39 years and in our facilities, and our community, we put safety first,” said Brandon Koehler, plant manager, Burke Corp. “We are proud to partner with the Nevada Fire Department through the sponsorship of a new fire engine. This commitment will help provide them with the necessary resources to serve our community and help it continue to grow and thrive.”
Firefighters at the Nevada Fire Department are aiming to raise $156,000 minimum to achieve the goal of adding the new fire engine to the community by July 2025. They are seeking community support to offset the rising cost of fire apparatus.
“The Nevada Fire Department enjoys an active partnership with Burke. Not only are they a major company within our community, but they are also very active in promoting and supporting Nevada,” says Ray Reynolds, Nevada Fire Chief. “Burke Corporation was the first sponsor to come on board with helping our firefighters raise funds for a new fire engine. Their commitment to our department assures our staff have the equipment needed to protect both Burke and our surrounding community. We could not be as effective as a department without this partnership and support.”
Burke Corporation is a leading manufacturer of fully cooked meats, supplying the highest quality products for the foodservice and prepared food industries. Headquartered in Nevada, Iowa, Burke Corporation is a subsidiary of Hormel Foods and manufactures and markets pizza toppings and other fully cooked meats to be used as ingredients in a variety of applications – for pizzerias, Italian and casual restaurants, and manufacturers of prepared foods. Throughout more than 40 years in the topping business and 50 years in the pizza industry, Burke has spent decades honing their skills to create the best pizza toppings and give its customers exactly what they need.
ABOUT HORMEL FOODS — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, WHOLLY®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by 3BL Media 13 times, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit and
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