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Thrushwood Farms a division of Western Smokehouse Partners

Thrushwood Farms a division of Western Smokehouse Partners Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, Inc. is a leading producer of meat snack products.

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A new month brings a new set of Anniversary Celebrations! 🥳Thank you to all our employees celebrating work anniversaries...
10/04/2022

A new month brings a new set of Anniversary Celebrations! 🥳

Thank you to all our employees celebrating work anniversaries in the month of October. We sincerely thank you for all your hard work.

And the numbers are in…On Friday, September 23rd, National Snack Stick Day, Western Smokehouse Partners made 1,272,908 s...
09/30/2022

And the numbers are in…

On Friday, September 23rd, National Snack Stick Day, Western Smokehouse Partners made 1,272,908 snack sticks. 😳

Now that’s a lot of sticks!!! 😁 We love what we do and we love that you enjoy the products so much. Keep snackin on those sticks.

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT!!Meet Patricia, a RTE Leadwoman at our Galesburg plant. She has worked at Thrushwood Farms for 4 year...
09/28/2022

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT!!

Meet Patricia, a RTE Leadwoman at our Galesburg plant. She has worked at Thrushwood Farms for 4 years, 6 months and 17 days.

Patricia started working in the retail store, then transferred to running a rollstock machine in 2020.

When asked what she loves about working at Western Smokehouse Partners, she answered "When things get a little stressful, I can always count on my cousin Nichole and my awesome coworkers to cheer me up!"

Patricia loves to hang out with her daughter Lydia and their doggie, Ingrid. She also enjoys gardening and hanging out on their land with her fiancé, Jon.

When asked what people would be surprised to know about WSP, she responded, "Not only do we make millions, yes millions, of snack sticks per year we also make 7 out of the top 10 selling snack sticks in the USA!"

It's NATIONAL SNACK STICK DAY!!! 🥳How many snack sticks do you think we made on NATIONAL SNACK STICK DAY at our three me...
09/23/2022

It's NATIONAL SNACK STICK DAY!!! 🥳

How many snack sticks do you think we made on NATIONAL SNACK STICK DAY at our three meat plants?

We'll share the answer next week.

It's the first official day of Fall. Bring on the cooler weather, bonfires, and fall festivals.
09/22/2022

It's the first official day of Fall. Bring on the cooler weather, bonfires, and fall festivals.

We had a special guest at our plants this week. Karl from Bussen Productions is filming our three plants to create a vid...
09/20/2022

We had a special guest at our plants this week. Karl from Bussen Productions is filming our three plants to create a video to be used for recruitment and to let our communities know what we do at Western Smokehouse Partners. We can’t wait to share the finished product with you.

Take a moment to enjoy the sunshine!
09/15/2022

Take a moment to enjoy the sunshine!

Happy Anniversary to the employees across all three of our locations. We wouldn't be the company we are without our empl...
09/06/2022

Happy Anniversary to the employees across all three of our locations. We wouldn't be the company we are without our employees. THANK YOU!

Prairie Smokehouse is located in Springfield, IL.
Thrushwood Farms is located in Galesburg, IL.
Western's Smokehouse is located in Greentop, MO.

A huge thanks goes out to all our hard working employees!! We greatly appreciate all that you do. Enjoy your day of rest...
09/05/2022

A huge thanks goes out to all our hard working employees!! We greatly appreciate all that you do. Enjoy your day of rest and relaxation.

09/01/2022

Western Smokehouse Partners is hiring a Human Resource Generalist at our plant in Greentop, MO. We offer competitive compensation, along with an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company-match, and PTO.

You can apply online at https://indeedhi.re/3Q2x8En.

Please feel free to share this with all your friends.

We know most schools in the area start back this week. We hope everyone has a wonderful school year. Study hard, have fu...
08/16/2022

We know most schools in the area start back this week. We hope everyone has a wonderful school year. Study hard, have fun, and do great things!

It’s time for a road trip. We have the most important part packed first…Snacks!!! What’s your favorite snack on a road t...
08/11/2022

It’s time for a road trip. We have the most important part packed first…Snacks!!!

What’s your favorite snack on a road trip?

Fundraising made easy!!If your organization is looking for a profitable fundraiser, we are here for you. Visit our fundr...
08/08/2022

Fundraising made easy!!

If your organization is looking for a profitable fundraiser, we are here for you. Visit our fundraising website to learn more about how our snack stick fundraiser works. www.snackstick.com.

Throwback to when we were in the middle of construction in 2018.
08/04/2022

Throwback to when we were in the middle of construction in 2018.

A huge shoutout to all our amazing employees celebrating their anniversaries in the month of August. We couldn't do it w...
08/02/2022

A huge shoutout to all our amazing employees celebrating their anniversaries in the month of August. We couldn't do it without you. THANKS!!!!!

The Taste of Galesburg is back in person this year. Head downtown on Thursday, July 28th to enjoy all there is at The Ta...
07/19/2022

The Taste of Galesburg is back in person this year. Head downtown on Thursday, July 28th to enjoy all there is at The Taste.

We’re happy to support the youth of our community that have a love of agriculture. Congratulations to all exhibitors at ...
07/15/2022

We’re happy to support the youth of our community that have a love of agriculture.

Congratulations to all exhibitors at the Knox County Fair.

Listen in while our chief executive officer, Matt Bormann discusses the meat snack industry with Meat+Poultry's Ryan McC...
07/11/2022
Western’s Smokehouse making moves in meat snacks by MEAT+POULTRY Podcast

Listen in while our chief executive officer, Matt Bormann discusses the meat snack industry with Meat+Poultry's Ryan McCarthy.

https://anchor.fm/meatpoultry-podcast/episodes/Westerns-Smokehouse-making-moves-in-meat-snacks-e1kvp2e

The meat snack industry is not showing any signs of slowing down. The same can be said for Western’s Smokehouse Partners. In June 2022, the company announced an addition to its headquarters in Greentop, Mo., and will soon begin renovating a 100,000-square-foot facility in Burlington, Iowa, schedul...

Happy 4th of July to our employees, community members, friends and family. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing holi...
07/04/2022

Happy 4th of July to our employees, community members, friends and family. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing holiday.

It's time to recognize our employees that are celebrating their anniversary during the month of July. Thank you for all ...
07/01/2022

It's time to recognize our employees that are celebrating their anniversary during the month of July. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to Western Smokehouse Partners.

We would like to wish everyone that is a Father figure an amazing Father’s Day. 🥰
06/19/2022

We would like to wish everyone that is a Father figure an amazing Father’s Day. 🥰

Join our growing team!We’re hiring a second shift maintenance position. Competitive wages and benefits. Send all inquiri...
01/26/2022

Join our growing team!

We’re hiring a second shift maintenance position. Competitive wages and benefits.

Send all inquiries to [email protected].

Join our team!!!We are currently hiring several positions on all shifts. Excellent benefit package, along with a $500 bo...
09/06/2021

Join our team!!!

We are currently hiring several positions on all shifts. Excellent benefit package, along with a $500 bonus once you’ve worked 90 days.

Visit our website to apply. https://wspartners.com/careers/

Congratulations to Doug Hankes on being recognized by the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce for 5 under 40. It is a hon...
07/02/2021

Congratulations to Doug Hankes on being recognized by the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce for 5 under 40. It is a honor well deserved.

Congratulations to all the winners last night. It was a beautiful night to celebrate the businesses in the Galesburg area.

Have you been searching for Thrushwood Farms Snack Sticks and Jerky Strips? They are now available online at www.noblean...
04/28/2021

Have you been searching for Thrushwood Farms Snack Sticks and Jerky Strips? They are now available online at www.nobleandgracious.com.

You can also follow the Noble and Gracious page here Noble and Gracious.

08/06/2020
We’re Hiring!!!

WE’RE HIRING!!!

Join our team in our raw processing and production area. Fill out our application found on the Career page of our website.

We're hiring a full-time, Second Shift Sanitation Specialist. This position will thoroughly clean and sanitize equipment...
07/09/2020

We're hiring a full-time, Second Shift Sanitation Specialist. This position will thoroughly clean and sanitize equipment to prepare for the next day’s production. This includes mixing chemicals, sanitizing both the cutting and packaging rooms, and all equipment and machines that they contain. The ideal candidate will have production or sanitation experience, experience working independently, and must be able to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly.

Candidates can apply online at www.thrushwoodfarms.com, email application to [email protected], or apply in person.

Here's one last chance to get your hands on items you loved from our retail store and support Costa Catholic Academy.Vis...
06/25/2020

Here's one last chance to get your hands on items you loved from our retail store and support Costa Catholic Academy.

Visit www.costacatholicacademy.org to bid on several items from Thrushwood. There are two VERY large gift baskets, a few steak bundles, and one item includes several of our award-winning products.

Bidding begins at 10 am on Friday, June 26 and concludes at 7 pm on Saturday, June 27. Go to www.costacatholicacademy.org for the link to the full auction.

Happy Bidding!

06/21/2020

Happy Father’s Day!! We want to say thanks to all the dads, grandpas, uncles, father figures out there that have helped lead the way for us.

Today we thank and remember those that have made sacrifices so that we can enjoy our freedom. Thank you!! Have a safe an...
05/25/2020

Today we thank and remember those that have made sacrifices so that we can enjoy our freedom. Thank you!!

Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there. Thank you for all that you do!
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there. Thank you for all that you do!

Today is the last day for you to get 20% off on all snack sticks and jerky strips at www.thrushwoodfarms.com.
05/07/2020

Today is the last day for you to get 20% off on all snack sticks and jerky strips at www.thrushwoodfarms.com.

How's the snack situation looking at your house? Since Ali has been home, she's eating everything in sight. We have a fe...
04/30/2020

How's the snack situation looking at your house? Since Ali has been home, she's eating everything in sight. We have a feeling the same thing might be happening at your house, so we're giving everyone 20% off snack sticks and jerky strips on our website.

Stock up on your favorite flavors now. This discount is available until May 7th.

https://thrushwoodfarms.com/collections/all

Dreaming of the day we can enjoy a snack stick on the beach. .....
04/24/2020

Dreaming of the day we can enjoy a snack stick on the beach.
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We want to wish Doug a very happy birthday. Enjoy your day!!
04/13/2020

We want to wish Doug a very happy birthday. Enjoy your day!!

A HUGE shoutout to our employees. The words Thank You are not enough for all that you do at Thrushwood Farms. As a token...
04/04/2020

A HUGE shoutout to our employees. The words Thank You are not enough for all that you do at Thrushwood Farms. As a token of appreciation, we partnered with our friends at to provide each employee with a fresh turkey.

It is an exciting time to join Thrushwood Farms | Western’s Smokehouse!  We are the leading manufacturing solution for p...
03/17/2020

It is an exciting time to join Thrushwood Farms | Western’s Smokehouse! We are the leading manufacturing solution for premium, crafted protein snacks – co-manufacturing for the top brands in the industry at our plants in Galesburg, IL and Greentop, MO. We are well-capitalized and focused on rapidly growing our business. We are completing a large-scale expansion to double capacity in Greentop and starting another large-scale expansion to double capacity in Galesburg in the very near future.

Thrushwood Farms is looking for multiple full-time Packaging Technicians! This position packages Ready to Eat (RTE) products by feeding, catching, metal detecting, palletizing, etc. to ensure high-quality products that meet customer, Quality Assurance (QA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) specifications to guarantee satisfaction. This job requires standing, bending, squatting, and lifting 50-60 lbs through the entire shift. Applicants must be self-motivated and excited about working in a team environment.

Thrushwood Farms offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including company-paid health insurance, company-match retirement, and paid time off.

To apply email resume or application to [email protected] or apply in person from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

While everyone is stocking up on toilet paper, we’re over here stocking up on snack sticks. 😋
03/13/2020

While everyone is stocking up on toilet paper, we’re over here stocking up on snack sticks. 😋

Thanks for a wonderful 42 years!! We’re looking forward to retirement so we can spend more time with Ali. And we’re exci...
02/23/2020

Thanks for a wonderful 42 years!! We’re looking forward to retirement so we can spend more time with Ali. And we’re excited for the future of Thrushwood Farms.

Address

2860 W Main St
Galesburg, IL
61401-8502

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(309) 343-5193

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Welcome to Thrushwood Farms

Thrushwood Farms philosophy is very simple. It is to create a quality meat product that the Hankes family would be proud to serve their family and yours. For forty years, Thrushwood Farms has helped families with Making Memories Out of Meals.®

Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, Inc. has been serving customers in west-central Illinois and beyond since its opening in 1978. Jim Hankes, along with his wife Kae began Thrushwood Farms after they moved to Galesburg. Jim graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Meat Science and had various jobs in the meat industry before starting the business. Kae graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Home Economics education and worked as an assistant Home Economics Advisor before joining the business in 1979. In 2004, Doug graduated from the University of Illinois in Animal Science and after several internships decided to return home to the family business. 2006 was another significant addition to Thrushwood Farms with Jeff Hankes coming back to the family business. Jeff has his degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Illinois.

We would like to welcome you to our page and the families of Thrushwood Farms thank you for your business.

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Comments

So did Thrushwood’s sell their business to another person or company? Is this location gone now?
Just found out Thrushwood is closing the retail store next month. Horrible news! Might as well cancel Christmas while you're at it.
My favorite Christmas gift!
Are you doing your cookout this year?
Have you made any decision on doing the May cookouts this year, after putting them on hold last year due to the Hwy 34 detour?
Thank you thrushwood farms for the sticks,pork burgers and ribeyes !!! Let the grilling begin ! Go Auburn!
Tell Ali she did a great job on the birthday give away videos...
Happy Birthday Ali !!
Don’t like giving bad reviews but I do want to make you aware so you can make changes if you feel necessary. I purchased your bacon jerky through our school fundraiser and it is awful. I’ve had several people try it that felt the same way. Once again I’m not criticizing I just wanted you to be aware.
Spotted in Callahan's of Calabash, on the border of North and South Carolina.
My kiddos really enjoyed your sweet teriyaki sticks while traveling ❤️ I had to hide them from the kiddos because they kept asking for more when they already had 3 each!!!!!
Love all your meats and products!!
Merry Christmas to everyone at Thrushwood Farms!!
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