After years of planning, development, and construction, Old Trapper Smoked Products recently completed the commissioning process for its new 80,000-square-foot production facility located at its headquarters in Forest Grove, Ore. It was just in time to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fast-growing beef jerky brand.
The new state-of-the-art plant, which according to the family-owned company, is one of the largest of its kind, will enable the Old Trapper to increase production of its handcrafted meat snacks and it's built using leading-edge food safety design. To view a timelapse of its construction, visit https://youtu.be/Q28A3WpWIR4.
"As we enter our 50th anniversary year, this infrastructure investment arrives amid a period of skyrocketing demand nationwide for Old Trapper's signature line of lean, flavorful beef jerky products," said Director of Marketing and Communications Robert Leary. "Over the last several years we began seeing a huge increase in demand for our products from all corners of the country. It soon became clear that to meet existing demand, maintain our high-quality standards, and achieve continued growth we needed to vastly expand our manufacturing capacity.
“To continue to lead the meat snack industry in growth and to expand our market share, we knew we needed to build a first-class facility that would propel us into the next phase of our company history,” he added. “We continue to invest in world-class processing technology."
To meet demand during the construction phase, Old Trapper operated its original manufacturing facility 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The new facility — now fully online — gives the company the ability to further expand production as demand continues to increase. For more information, visit www.OldTrapper.com.