The Rohr family purchased 3-D Meats last month. Logan Rohr, left, and his brother, Luke Rohr, are learning the ropes from the previous owners, Leon and Jan Hilty.
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In 2017, Jan and Leon Hilty were completing last-minute touches to their new retail store at 3-D Meats. The Hiltys plan to retire and are helping the new owners of the business in the transition.
DALTON A local family-owned business, which has been offering custom meat processing services since 2014, has new owners.
3-D Meats, just west of Dalton along U.S. 30, was purchased at the beginning of last month by the Rohr family. Leon and Jan Hilty, who began 3-D Meats, are retiring. However, the Hiltys will stay on to help with the transition and Leon may still be seen at the facility for the next year.
“We are happy with the new owners and what they will be continuing to bring to Dalton and the surrounding communities,” Jan Hilty wrote in an email. “Logan Rohr and his brother Luke are hard workers and bring a new perspective to the business with their farming background and mechanical minds. At this point, the business will continue to run very closely to the same. There may be a few new faces, but most of our employees will continue working in the same areas that they are familiar with.”
3-D Meats provides harvesting and processing of beef, swine, goats, lamb, and bison for local farmers. The plant at 14740 Lincoln Way E added a retail store in 2017 to further meet customers’ and residents’ needs with a variety of groceries.
According to information on the 3-D Meats website, Leon Hilty worked in the meat industry for more than 40 years and he saw the need in Wayne County for a quality meat harvester to assist with custom processing. The website shares the basis of the name “3-D.” The name originates from three factors: “Leon & Jan’s children were all given names beginning with ‘D,’ meat is 3 dimensional, and ‘Dalton is a Delicious Destination’ for meat,” according to the website. “The name fit and the company has quickly gained recognition as a leader in the industry.”
The new owners don’t plan to change the name anytime soon, according to Kelly Hess, director of operations and marketing.