HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 2008
The World’s Largest Brooks Catsup Bottle – Since 1949
Businessmen raised $5,000 and created the Collinsville Canning and packing Co. The plant struggled and went through a few different owners/operators until 1908 when the Brooks brothers took over. They operated under the name of Triumph Catsup and Pickle Company. In 1920, the brothers sold out to American Cone and Pretzel Company, and in 1933 the G.S. Suppiger Company purchased the plant. The catsup factory had great success in those years, surviving the Great Depression and growing by leaps and bounds through the 1940’s. They retained the Brooks label because it had acquired such an excellent reputation.