WASHINGTON, MO. – During the same year the company is celebrating its 125th anniversary, Frick’s Quality Meats announced on Dec. 21 its website upgrade and a 22,000-square-foot expansion that is already underway. The plant renovation will increase the space used for preparing raw meat and will accommodate the installation of two additional smokehouses. Officials with the artisan smoked ham company said the renovation will increase its capacity by as much as 22% and construction is expected to be complete by February 2022. 

In 2018, the company invested $11.5 million to expand the 120,000-square-foot facility by about 28,000 square feet to accommodate its growing ready-to-eat capacity and increase refrigeration space. Frick’s has operated from the plant since 2005.  

Enhancements to the company’s website include a new appearance and provides visitors with information about where its value-added meats are available at retail in addition to searching Frick’s online catalog of products. Products are available for sale online and at 8,000 retail outlets across 45 states. The site also includes preparation recommendations for its products.    

“We started the redesign with two goals in mind: improve website functionality and provide accessible education for meat consumers,” said Ellory Frick, director of marketing and part of the family-owned company that has spanned five generations. “Users should find our site easier to navigate and more helpful to them.”