FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Old Trapper Smoked Products has a lot to celebrate in 2019. The family-owned beef jerky processor is celebrating its 50th year in business as well as the completion of its new 80,000-sq.-ft. production facility located at its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon.

“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 Robert Leary, Director of Marketing and Communications 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. 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.”

During construction, the company operated its original manufacturing facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now that the new facility is fully online, the company will have the capability to expand its production.