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Gonnella Baking Company Welcomes Illinois Congressional Delegation


(Schaumburg, Ill.)—Gonnella Baking Company was pleased to host several congressional staff members on a tour of one of the company’s Chicagoland baking facilities in August.

The visit to see Gonnella’s operations was part of the annual Congressional Staff Tour sponsored by GROWMARK in conjunction with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Board. This year’s tour included points of interest in Northeastern Illinois.

Staff from the offices of Representatives Rodney Davis, Darin LaHood, Bill Foster, Mike Bost, and Senator Dick Durbin were in attendance. Dave Gonnella and Tom Marcucci led the bakery tour and discussion. Topics included exporting, FSMA, labeling, and freight issues—all critical matters Gonnella faces daily.

The annual tour is an educational program designed to allow members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation to experience state agriculture and business firsthand. It fosters relationships between legislators and professionals by allowing staffers to better understand current issues and how laws and regulations impact the industry.

Since its inception in Chicago in 1886,Gonnella has been designing and producing breads and rolls with legendary quality. Today, the company serves consumers and restaurants nationwide.

Still family owned and operated, Gonnella generates more than four million pounds of product weekly at its two Illinois facilities in addition to its plant in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania. A high quality supplier for the in-store bakery and food service industries, Gonnella offers several product lines within the consumer packaged products, fresh baked, baked frozen, and frozen dough categories.

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