In 1905, Carl Woeber emigrated from Germany to Springfield, Ohio, and founded Woeber Mustard Company with only a handful of family mustard recipes, expertise in the art of mustard making, and the desire to succeed.
Carl was making a variety of quality mustards in his own kitchen and selling them door-to-door by horse and buggy. It was just a matter of time before the demand for the Woeber products grew into a need for a manufacturing facility.
New flavors and other ground horseradish products were introduced and expanding product lines gained popularity locally and regionally. Woeber’s established roots on Madison Avenue in Springfield, Ohio.
Carl’s son, Raymond, returned from World War II where he served courageously on an aircraft carrier. He was a skilled engineer and pioneered many of the machines used for tasks such as filling, capping and label printing. The equipment was cutting edge and was used for production well into the 1990s.
Ray and Richard Woeber joined the business as the third generation to work in the family owned and operated enterprise. Under their leadership, Woeber’s grew to be one of the largest suppliers of fresh horseradish and horseradish sauce in the United States.
Growth initiated the need for a larger production facility. Construction was completed on new manufacturing plant on Commerce Circle in Springfield. With the most up-to-date technology and increased warehousing capacity, Woeber’s added new product lines and increased its capacity for its food service, commercial and retail customers.
A new 65,000 square foot distribution center was built on Urbana Road to house finished products that await transport. The facility allows Woeber’s to more efficiently service its customers, both domestically and internationally.
The fourth generation of the family is actively involved in the company under the continued leadership of Ray and Richard. It is rare in today’s business environment that multi-generational family businesses survive consolidation. Woeber Mustard Company carries on the family pride and hands-on passion for making the best mustard, vinegar, and horseradish products.