San Bernardino, CA — After closing a $12 million series C round of funding, Country Archer Jerky Co. reports it is again expanding and plans to move into a larger meat snack facility down the road from its current location. The move, slated for this spring, is expected to double production capacity.
The new 72,000-square-feet plant will offer streamlined operations, cutting-edge manufacturing and the ability to continue innovating, according to the company.
“As we continue to grow at such a rapid pace, one of the most important things to us is that we retain what makes our brand so special — we’re a heritage company that is still making a craft product the exact same way that the artisan butcher who taught me did,” says CEO and Co-founder Eugene Kang. “It’s critical to me that we manage every step of our unique process, from ingredient selection, to butchery, marinating, slow cooking and packaging, and owning our own facilities enables us to do that.”
The latest funding round was fueled by extreme growth for the jerky line, according to Country Archer, which notes it has the top five jerky SKUs in natural channels, and has outpaced the overall natural meat snack sector by 295 percent, as defined by SPINS database, during the past 52 weeks.