From the Chatham News + Record:
SILER CITY — Brookwood Farms and its president Jerry “Twig” Wood III are probably used to all the praise by now.
The barbecue-producing company, based in Siler City, won a 2019 Triangle Business Journal Family Business Award and earned the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Award for developing markets from the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Additionally, Wood said, the company has grown each year since 1982 — and Brookwood Farms’ growth last year clocked in at an impressive 12 percent.
“We work awful hard at what we do,” Wood said. “We make a really good product, probably considered the best product in the county in our category. Certainly not the biggest by any stretch, but probably the biggest that cooks like we do. We do everything just like you do in your backyard, except we’ve got steroids.”
The company stretches its production at its Alston Bridge Road plant across 900 yards of cooking space that can produce up to 130,000 pounds of cooked and sauced meat every day, and it’s got a rich history as well.
Wood sat down with the News + Record earlier to talk about why Brookwood Farms being a family business is important, plans for expansion and his favorite thing his plant produces.