Godshall's named Independent Processor of the Year
Telford, Pa.-based Godshall’s Quality Meats was named Independent Processor of the Year for 2017 by the industry trade publication, The National Provisioner, and will be featured as the cover story in its supplement, Independent Processor, in August. The award recognizes the best in American producers of meat and poultry.
Godshall's was founded in 1945 and has been a family business for over 70 years. From its beginnings as the "Mill Road Butcher,” Godshall’s has grown to an international supplier of meat delicacies. Godshall’s produces a variety of products with healthier proteins and recipes as a specialty in both branded and private label offerings.
"We couldn't be more excited," Mark Godshall, the CEO, said. "This is an honor. We're humbled that the editors thought that what makes us different makes us worthy of this title.”
In a press release, the company said some of those differences include its fields of over 4,000 solar modules, its exemplary record of cleanliness, an aggressive "zero landfill" recycling policy, and, most recently, Godshall's program to become an employee-owned company.
Innovation was another factor in the choice of Godshall's for the award.
"We developed our flagship — real meat, real wood-smoked turkey bacon, but we've never stopped innovating, incrementally or exponentially,” said Chief Operating Officer Ron Godshall. “Several of our favorite projects are coming to fruition in 2017. We're rolling out very uniquely flavored, all-natural meat snack lines; a gourmet line of uncured, thick-cut, stacked, flavored pork bacons; recipe- and salad-focused flavored turkey bacon crumbles and spiced turkey breasts. Perhaps most popular, we're making our Fully Cooked Turkey Bacon all natural, throwing out all the artificial preservatives, but keeping the price the same.
“This honor is just the bacon on the sundae of a year of just unprecedented growth,” Ron Godshall added. “We are grateful for this recognition.”