GREENTOP, MO and GALESBURG, IL, Jan. 15, 2020 – Western’s Smokehouse, a leading manufacturer of premium, crafted meat snacks, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thrushwood Farms. Western’s Smokehouse and Thrushwood Farms provide contract manufacturing and private label services to the leading natural, artisanal, and better-for-you brands in the category. Both facilities are […]

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If there is one workplace issue that bedevils virtually every employer in the country daily it is the dilemma of employee attendance – perhaps more appropriately, the lack of attendance. Despite the rapidly expanding mandatory paid leave laws and the adoption of generous paid-time-off policies by a large number of employers, employees continue to find […]

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The landscape regarding marijuana use seems to be changing so rapidly that it is difficult to keep up. More than half of the U.S. has now legalized some form of marijuana use. Currently, 33 states and the District of Columbia permit the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes or both. In 10 […]

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It is not uncommon for employers in the meat or food processing business to, on occasion, be confronted with an employee’s illness that raises the question of whether leaving the employee with the medical condition in the plant jeopardizes food safety and/or the safety and health of other employees. Plant managers and supervisors cannot be […]

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[January 8, 2020 – IRON RIDGE, WI] Pro Smoker ‘N Roaster, the leading manufacturer of premium commercial-grade smokehouses, announces its largest-to-date product, a three-unit 14-Truck smokehouse. The new smoker, built exclusively for StoneRidge in Wautoma, WI, features the Clean SmokingTM Pellet Generator system with a load capacity of over 84,000 lbs. Pro Smoker’s revolutionary pellet technology, […]

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