On the evening of January 30th, a massive fire damaged the majority of the Echo
Lake Foods plant in Burlington, WI.
Above all, we are incredibly thankful no one was injured during the fire or aftermath,
and we credit our vigilant employees for following safety procedures as they had
Our humble gratitude goes out to the many firefighters and emergency responders
who embodied heroism throughout dangerous, freezing conditions. Thank you to city
officials, local businesses, organizations, and area residents who have reached
out to us. We are blessed to be part of the Burlington community, and thankful that
those neighbors who were evacuated are home safely.
Echo Lake has been a family business since 1941. Some of our employees will be able
to transition to our local Yorkville plant. For all others, the Racine County Workforce
Development Center has arranged meetings to aid employees this Wednesday, February
6th. Links to information regarding the meetings are below. Please keep our employees
and their families in your prayers.
In addition to the Yorkville plant, Echo Lake Foods runs another facility in Owensboro,
KY. As we look to rebuild here in Burlington, our main production will now rest
in these two places. We thank our supportive customers for their patience as we
regroup and plan for the future. We will continue to provide you with quality products
and customer care.