Michigan Brand

Company Description

We are Michigan Brand

Where quality lasts long after the original cost has been forgotten.

Here, at Michigan Brand, we are devoted to giving our customers the finest products on the market. We strive to ensure that everything we produce is fresh, delicious and the best quality you've ever tasted!

In 1981, the current owner of Michigan Brand, Inc., Mike Grillo, married Karen Grillo (Visnaw) the daughter of Art and Mary Lou Visnaw. Mike Grillo worked with Art Visnaw on developing Bay City Meats to become an even more successful business. In 1994, Mike and Karen Grillo bought Bay City Meats from Art Visnaw and rebranded the business to the current Michigan Brand, Inc. Michigan Brand, under the direction of Mike Grillo, introduced new products to their inventory including jerky, specialty hams, and sausage. However, Michigan Brand, Inc. still continues to use the same ham recipes that were used when it was Bay City Meats. These new products, introduced with the new branding, took off and has been a great part of the Michigan Brand, Inc. business.

More recently, Michigan Brand has continued to introduce new products with the addition of shelf-stable products. These products do not have to be refrigerated; they can be left on the shelf at room temperature. Michigan Brand supplies many customers within Michigan and outside of Michigan. Michigan Brand is now employed over 100 people at the Bay City location.

Michigan Brand has two manufacturing plants in Michigan. Both plants are USDA & SQF state inspected and licensed facilities with the USDA on site.



  • Jerky / Meat Products
  • Branded Food / Fast Food / Chicken
  • Foodservice
  • Snacks / Confections / Merchandise / Supplies