The six machines were installed last week a few doors down from where the fire tore through the pork and turkey bacon specialist’s factory. And business may soon return to normal for the meat producer, which told WGAL News 8 that it was difficult to keep pace with demand for meat without the equipment.
“We’re adding new smokehouses today (4 August) at our Lebanon, PA (Pennsylvania) plant to keep up with demand for our real wood-smoked, delicious bacons,” a statement on the company’s official Facebook page said.
Godshalls ready for action
The business primarily produces turkey and pork bacon, which is sold across the US, as well as into foodservice. It also produces some beef products, although on a smaller scale.
A smokehouse is a large corridor-like piece of equipment meat companies use to cure food, like bacon, by exposing it to smoke. The structures are so big Godshalls had to use a crane to lower the smokehouses into the meat factory.
Godshalls Quality Meat was founded over 70 years ago and has grown from a single butchery shop with two employees to a business with a duo of operations across Pennsylvania, US, and 150 staff.