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Lake Foods Chicken Plant in Hartwell, Georiga, Acquired by Brakebush Brothers

Jan. 4, 2024
Transaction gives Wisconsin-based foodservice chicken processor Brakebush Brothers its fifth production facility in the U.S.

Westfield, Wis., chicken processor Brakebush Brothers Inc. has acquired the Lake Foods processing facility in Hartwell, Ga., which portions raw, sized, marinated and ready-to-cook chicken products, according to a release from Brakebush. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the deal was finalized on Dec. 31, 2023.

Gregory Huff, Brakebush president and CEO, said the addition of the facility will put the company “in great position to continue to grow our existing customer base and aggressively pursue new business.”

Brakebush Brothers processes a variety of value-added chicken products for foodservice, chain and industrial customers, and is a nearly 100-year-old family company. The Lake Foods facility brings the company’s total production facility count to five throughout the U.S.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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