Indian Packing Company
IndustryCanned meat
FoundedJuly 22, 1919 (1919-07-22) in Delaware, US
Defunct1921 (1921)
SuccessorAcme Packing Company
Key people

The Indian Packing Company was a company that was involved in the canned meat industry and was organized in Delaware on July 22, 1919.[1] Its canned meat sold as "Council Meats." When the company was absorbed by the Illinois-based Acme Packing Company in 1921, it had facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Providence, Rhode Island; Greenwood, Indiana; and Dupont, Indiana.[2][3] At the time of the sale it was controlled by New England Supply Company of Providence, Rhode Island with F.P Comstock as its principal owner.[1]

Among its slogans were "A meat market on your pantry shelf" and "From the Wisconsin country to you."[4]

The Acme Meat Packing Company closed in June, 1943 because of supply shortages related to World War II; it did not reopen after the war.[5]

The company gave its name to the Green Bay Packers. The football team took its name after Curly Lambeau, a shipping clerk for the company, successfully asked the company's owner, Frank Peck, for money for jerseys and use of the company's athletic field in 1919.


  1. ^ a b The American Food Journal. Vol. 16. American Food Journal, Incorporated. 1921. p. 41. ISSN 0193-1792. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Acme Packers Absorb Another Firm" (PDF). The New York Times. January 11, 1921. Retrieved November 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Names, Larry D (1987). "The Myth". In Scott, Greg (ed.). The History of the Green Bay Packers: The Lambeau Years. Vol. 1. Angel Press of WI. p. 30. ISBN 0-939995-00-X.
  4. ^ Patent Office, United States (October 28, 2008). Official gazette of the United States Patent Office - United States. Patent Office - Google Books. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  5. ^ Associated Press (June 16, 1943). "Seattle Meat Packers Close". Arizona Independent Republic. No. 38.