Visit the historical district of Philadelphia, and it’s not uncommon to see tourists and business people walking down the same streets as re-enactors dressed in colonial garb. In the Pennsylvania Dutch region, late-model cars and trucks often share the roads with Amish horses and buggies. It’s fitting for the past and present to mix in an area that’s steeped in as much history as Pennsylvania.
Godshall’s Quality Meats is an important part of the region’s meat-processing history. The company has been family owned and operated since 1945, and some of its brands date back to the 1800s. Inside its facilities in Telford and Lebanon, Pa., however, there is no room for dwelling on the past. With state-of-the-art ovens, smokehouses and other processing equipment, Godshall’s is working hard to sustain the growth that has transformed it from a small meat seller to a regional powerhouse with more than $100 million in annual sales. With investments into sustainability and new construction projects, the company’s management is ensuring its future is just as successful.