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The Suter Company

Packaged Foods

Food & Beverage

The Suter Company is a 100% employee-owned company in the packaged food industry headquartered in Sycamore, Illinois. Charles Suter established the company in 1925 with a simple aspiration to launch his entrepreneurial venture. Charles Suter's enduring legacy is encapsulated by the core values of diligence, resilience, and integrity. These foundational principles continue to shape the company's success, nearly a century since its inception. Today, the company possesses the capacity to create both conventional and cutting-edge food items tailored to customer preferences. Through a fusion of product concepts, recipe development, and two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, they can customize products to align with distinctive flavor profiles and nutritional specifications, guided by customer input. 

In 2020, The Suter Company became employee-owned when the Suter family, after three generations and nearly a century in business, established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This significant development represents a substantial enrichment of their already robust company culture and fundamental principles. 

By extending ownership to all employees of the Suter Company, they are effectively ushering in the fourth generation of owners, solidifying their dedication to all stakeholders in the enterprise. The transition to an ESOP not only reinforces their commitment to exceptional customer service but also fosters a heightened sense of enthusiasm and dedication among employees for their daily work.


The Suter Company is an employee-owned company headquartered in Sycamore, Illinois.

The Suter Company is an employee-owned company.

While they are not certified, based on Department of Labor 5500 fillings and other third-party data sources, we believe their ESOP meets our standards of significant and broad-based employee ownership.

While they are not certified, based third-party data sources, we believe their Worker Cooperative meets our standards of significant and broad-based employee ownership.

While they are not certified, based third-party data sources, we believe their Employee Ownership Trust meets our standards of significant and broad-based employee ownership.

While they are not certified, we believe they meet our standards of significant and broad-based employee ownership.

Location:

Sycamore, IL

Employee Ownership Type:

ESOP

Employee-Owned Since:

2020

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