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About John Middleton - John Middleton Co.

John Middleton’s roots in tobacco date back to 1856 in Philadelphia, where we began a tradition of responding to tobacco consumers’ preferences through innovation.

Today, as part of the Altria family of companies, we continue to honor that tradition.

We are proud of the work our more than 500 employees have done to make Middleton a leading manufacturer and marketer of pipe tobacco and cigars. Our Black & Mild brand is the second largest selling large machine-made cigar in the U.S.

Today, we have facilities in Limerick, Pennsylvania and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, not far from our original home in Philadelphia.

In 2007, Middleton became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc. Within the Altria family of companies, Middleton's role is to responsibly manufacture and market John Middleton brands to adult smokers in a financially disciplined way.

Altria Group, Inc.'s operating companies include:

  • Philip Morris USA Inc.
  • U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
  • John Middleton Co.
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd.
  • Philip Morris Capital Corporation

Other interest: Altria Group, Inc. holds a continuing economic and voting interest in SABMiller plc.