Hansen Meat Co., a third-generation meat company, officially opened its third location in Illinois. The new location is located at 1059 Century Drive, Edwardsville, Ill., to go with locations in Alton and Jerseyville.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer reports that the company started in 1952 and opened its second location in Alton three years ago. Beth Hansen-Arrowsmith, her brother, Ryan Hansen and Andrew Bagley are the current owners.

The brother-sister duo, who are originally from Jerseyville but both live in Godfrey, noted that they chose to expand into Edwardsville because of the residents and the growing community.

“Edwardsville is booming. There's just so much here.  I love it here,” Hansen-Arrowsmith said.  “I just think it's a great market.”

The company makes more than 30 varieties of bratwurst as well as fresh beef, pork and chicken products. It has won several state awards for its products, and the company also owns H&B Ham Co.

Source: The Edwardsville Intelligencer