Meat+Poultry - September 2021 - 58

PLANT OPERATIONS
James Peisker (left) and
Chris Carter, co-owners of
Porter Road, cut the ribbon
on the new Princeton,
Ky., processing facility.
customers in the eyes and tell them exactly
every minute of that process, " Carter said.
In 2017, Porter Road began selling to the
restaurant and foodservice industry through a
wholesale business. The following year, after
raising some venture capital, Porter Road
Butcher Shop began to offer its products to
anyone in the country through porterroad.com.
" Our mission stays the same today, " Carter
said. " We want to continue to grow and be
able to bring more farmers into our system,
paying them a higher than market wage for the
livestock that they're raising, treat the animals
as good as we possibly can, and then dry age
and butcher with a skill that brings a whole
different level to the meat industry that's been
missing for quite some time. "
MOVING FORWARD
In July of this year, Porter Road moved to a
new slaughtering facility just a mile-and-a-half
down the road from its original plant. The
Princeton, Ky., processing plant quadrupled
Porter Road's plant area to 28,000 square
feet and includes expanded packaging space,
shipping area, refrigeration and a larger
cutting room.
Originally the facility was two separate
buildings, one a former bowling alley and the
other an old grocery store. In the 1980s the
two were joined together and turned into a
sock factory. Porter Road processes in what it
calls the south building and the north building
houses shipping, storage and refrigeration.
But in the beginning, Carter and Peisker were
trying to address a different issue.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 closings,
cardboard recycling at Porter Road had
stopped. It piled up at the facility and because
there was no way to recycle, the company had
to pay the city dump for disposal. Carter sat
down with a city planner and the mayor to talk
about the ways Porter Road had benefitted the
community and the ways it planned to do so in
the future, including expansion.
" The conversation started with cardboard
recycling and then ended up getting into the
industrial development authority purchasing
the building on our behalf, through the city, "
Carter said. " We in turn purchased the building
from the city for $150. So, it was a little bit
of timing, a lot of luck and just constantly
knowing that we wanted to move, and we
needed to move into a larger facility. Luckily
for us, we were just in a community that
supported us greatly. "
Porter Road took the new building and built
what Carter called a " box in box " scenario.
They completely gutted the building, trenched
out the center and installed the necessary
drains, built new walls inside the structure,
added refrigeration and French drains and
resealed the floors.
" The place looks like a surgical room it's so
clean, " Carter said.
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