Post-Consumer Brands, formerly Malt-O-Meal, in Tremonton is having a 15 year anniversary on Sept. 3. Next year their founding company Malt-O-Meal turns 100 years old.
Plant manager Mark Suchan, who came to Tremonton in 2003 when the plant opened, said they are proud to be a part of the community.
“A large part of our commodities come from local farmers,” said Suchan. “We get a lot from Northern Utah, Southern Idaho and Southern Wyoming.”
Suchan said the plant is always in operation and produces more products than people might realize.
“The plant operates 24 hours, 7 days a week and produces 450 different products,” Suchan said.
He had nothing but praise for his team members who work at the Tremonton plant.
“They’re awesome,” he said. “We are the highest performing plant in the Post network because of the great people we have working here.”
The cereal maker employs 220 people that come from areas like Preston, Malad, and Downey, Idaho, to Layton and Snowville in Utah.
“We produce 1.7 billion servings a year,” the plant manager said. “And we will continue to develop new products.”
The Malt-O-Meal brand was founded in 1919 when John Campbell took $900 poker winnings and mixed malt with toasted farina and came up with one of the oldest brands of breakfast foods in the industry.
In 2015, Malt-O-Meal was purchased by the Post Company and the name was changed to Post Consumer Brands. Nothing in the plant changed when they were bought out.
Post-Consumer Brands uses four technologies to produce different types of breakfast foods, they are shredded, puffed, sheeted milled and flaked.
Every year the company has a fund raiser for United Way at the Box Elder Fairgrounds the first Saturday of October. People can purchase the products they make at deep discounts. This year it will be Saturday, October 6.
Post-Consumer Brands is the third-largest cereal company in the United States.
The Tremonton location was the first outside of Minnesota, the company’s home state. Tremonton ships 100 million pounds of cereal a year.
Tremonton Mayor Roger Fridal said Post-Consumer Brands is a good employer in his community.
“They provide a good place for the citizens of our community to work,” the mayor said. “I can’t think of one negative thing to say about them.”