Success Stories

Mission Meat Shop - Mission, BC

Mission Meats is one of our favorite clients to visit - every time we go there we bring beef jerky back to the office and pick-up a few steaks and a roast for home.

When Ron Brown moved to his rural property just outside of Mission he built a shop where he could cut meat on weekends and evenings. With the growth in demand he saw the opportunity to make the business full-time. "I built the shop where I could cut the meat, but I was just using 7 or 8 chest freezers to store the cut meat and they were not all in the same building, which wasn't very efficient." said Ron

Ron needed a commercial type freezer and a larger building for his cutting work, so he came to Community Futures for a loan. With 30 years experience as a butcher and a number of years working to build his home based 'farm gate' butchering business, Ron was a good fit for the Community Futures loan program. "With the new building, we not only have the space to handle more work, but we also made changes to how we handle the product so we are able to save a lot of labour," said Ron. "Community Futures has really helped us bring our plans to life."

Contact

Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5
  1-604-289-4222
 

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