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Founder Emil Sr. and his son Emil "Moe" Jr., carried Plath's through its first 6 decades of business. Moe is the Plath credited for expanding the business and keeping a close eye on the books. Along with purchasing the new delivery truck, Moe came up with the slogan "Follow me to Rogers City".
The next generation of Plath's "boys" have made this widely known meat market into what it is today. Tim, Jamie and John have worked in the store all their lives. Jamie, who has been there the longest, handles the production of bacon, pork loin, poultry and fish, while Tim takes care of the ham and sausage. Most of the store customers will find John (also know as "Moe's clone") at the counter when he's not paying the bills. With family and long time employees like Benny Kamyzek and Ray Plath retiring, the family secrets were passed down as Benny taught Tim how sausage was made, just as Emril Sr. taught him. Mark Plath, the youngest, returned in 2009 and started the new outlet in Petoskey. Yet Jeff, the oldest brother, a meat cutter, works for another outlet.
Today Plath's retail counter contains more that 30 different types of homemade sausage and meat products. There have been many customers who have enjoyed Plath's famous bacon and pork loin during the last 101 years, and rest assured that it will be enjoyed for many more.