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Burke Corporation Donates $250,000 to New Nevada Fieldhouse Project


Nevada , Iowa

Burke Corp. (Nevada, Iowa) a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and an industry leader in foodservice fully cooked meat toppings and ingredients, announced the company will donate $250,000 to the Nevada Foundation to help with the construction of the new Nevada Fieldhouse.

“As a proud and longstanding Nevada business, we are honored to provide this donation to the Nevada Foundation and help the vision of a new Nevada Fieldhouse come to fruition,” said Chad Randick, president of Burke Corporation. “Our community is a generous one and we know our contribution will be just one of the many made in the area to accomplish their fundraising goal and bring our community a state-of-the-art indoor recreational facility that will be a huge resource for Nevada and area residents and a significant contributor to our local economy.”

The Nevada Fieldhouse will be an approximate 40,000 sq. ft. facility on the main floor with another 16,000 sq. ft. on the 2nd level that will be the most attractive indoor recreation facility in Story County. The Fieldhouse will be multi-functional, multi-purpose, and used for multi-generational activities and events. The building will house the following: gymnasium space, indoor play area, elevated walking/running track, flex-space court/turf area, batting cages, lobby/social space, multi-purpose area and parks and recreation offices.

“This more than generous donation from Burke Corporation is exactly what we need to kick off our community fundraising efforts,” said Michelle Cassabaum, campaign chair for the Nevada Foundation. “The Fieldhouse is projected to cost $7 million. We have successfully raised $6.3 Million already, and we are now asking for additional private dollars to complete the project. Now is the time, Nevada!”

To support this project, charitable contributions, which can extend over a 5-year period, will solidify the future of this project. Gifts can be made by cash, check, grain, stock, or real property. Pledges and payroll deductions will allow people to be as generous as they would like.


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 fully cooked meats and meat alternatives 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 ingredients and give the customer exactly what they need, consistently. To learn more about Burke, visit

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label® 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 Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12 years, 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