PINDALL, Ark. — Cooks BBQ Products, a manufacturer of wood chips, wood chunks, pellets, logs, firewood, barbecue charcoal and other grill products, will open a $1.4 million manufacturing facility about 95 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas. The new facility will create 45 jobs.
The facility, to be opened under the name Ozark Mountain Wood Products, has already begun hiring and will be fully operational by mid-January.
Cooks BBQ's products are sold nationwide under the Coshell brand and under other private labels at grocery stores, including Trader Joe's and Publix.
Cooking with wood seems to be growing in popularity. Wildwood Grilling, an Idaho-based maker of grilling planks, wraps, and smoking chips from Western Red cedar and other woods, expanded its manufacturing facility and created 21 new jobs last May.
Websites like CedarPaper.com and WebRestaurantStore.com show cooking with wood to be popular.
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