Old Trapper Opens New Manufacturing Facility at Oregon Headquarters
“Increased Production will Help Beef Jerky Manufacturer Meet Surging Demand.”
Forest Grove, Oregon. August 2, 2018 - After years of planning, development, and construction, Old Trapper Smoked Products today announced the completion of a huge new 80,000 square foot production facility located at its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon.
The new state-of-the-art plant — one of the largest of its kind in the world — will enable the family-owned company to increase production of their handcrafted meat snacks to previously unimaginable levels and it’s all built using leading edge food safety design.
Increased Capacity to Meet Surging Demand
“As we approach 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 Robert Leary, Marketing Director for Old Trapper.
“Over the last several years we began seeing a huge increase in demand for our products from all corners of the country,” Leary said. “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. We continue to invest in world class processing technology.”
To meet demand during the the last few years, Old Trapper operated its current manufacturing facility 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The new facility will fully come online after a commissioning and start-up period and will reach full production capacity by year’s end.
About Old Trapper Smoked Products
Old Trapper Smoked Products has produced its signature line of authentic handmade beef jerky from its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon since 1969. That 50 years of experience, complemented by continued investments in state-of-the-art processes, result in top-quality products that are distributed nationwide.