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After settling in Omaha, J.J. and B.A. started working in the only business they knew - the meat business. They toiled in several markets around Omaha before founding their own company in 1917. B.A. bought a building in downtown. At the time, the space was a carpentry shop called Table Supply Company. He moved a cooler and a freezer into the building, and on the front sign, he nudged the "CO" of company to the right and inserted the word "Meat."
It began with a father and son who left Riga, Latvia to escape religious persecution. After passing through Ellis Island, they boarded a train going west and got off when the land looked like Latvian farm country. They had discovered Omaha, Nebraska, their new home.
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