Galesburg Meat Co., a Michigan processor that has been in business for more than 40 years, had its building destroyed in a fire that occurred early Thursday morning. According to WWMT News, a neighbor noticed the building on fire at 3AM on Thursday, June 23 and called 911. There was no one in the building at the time, and there were no reported injuries. Firefighters were working to determine the cause of the fire.
The company produces a variety of smoked meats and has won awards from the Michigan Meat Association for its jerky and bacon. It also custom processes pigs, cows, game animals, lambs and deer.
The owners of Galesburg Meat Company offered a statement Thursday afternoon on the fire. It reads, "We just wanted to say how much we appreciate all the love and support we have gotten from the community! Obviously, this has been a devastating situation for not only our family and friends, but also for the close-knit area of Galesburg! We have been part of this community for over 40 years, and plan on being an integral part for many more years to come! Please be patient as we rebuild and refocus to be even better!"
Source: WWMT News, Galesburg Meat Co.