This article originally appeared in the November 29, 2018 edition of the Chatham News+Record

Brookwood Farms, a Chatham County-based company, was recognized for its commitment to the North Carolina manufacturing sector.

Earlier this month, the Siler City-based company was awarded the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Award for developing markets at mfgCON in Durham by the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP).

For four generations, the Wood family has been serving up pit-style barbecue. Since the 1970’s, the family has been dedicated to roasting meat low and slow over hickory charcoal to make authentic Southern barbecue.

The dedication to tradition as resulted in their products being on the menu of some of America’s favorite restaurants, are available food for k-12 schools, universities (including the Naval Academy) and grocery and convenience stores. Brookwood Farms produces over 14,000,000 pounds of barbecue annually and sell in over 40 states.

Brookwood Farms is one of the largest employers in Chatham County, and has actively pursued expansion in the food service industry.

Continue reading this story on the Chatham News+Record website, page B9 or page 19 of the PDF.