Established in 1827, John Morrell & Company is a meat manufacturing company. It offers more than 2,500 products, including pork and processed meat. The company employs a staff of over 6,500 individuals. Its processed meat varieties include bacon, smoked sausage, hams and hot dogs. John Morrell & Company maintains sales, marketing and finance departments. It features a research and development center and laboratory. The company also has an in-house graphic arts department. John Morrell & Company is headquartered in Cincinnati. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, which is one of the largest producers of processed meat and pork throughout the United States.