A year ago, Sam Greenberg was settled in at his lake house for the weekend. He and his mostly seasonal crew of employees had spent the previous month smoking, packaging, and freezing thousands of turkeys at the Greenberg Smoked Turkey facility in Tyler in anticipation of another successful holiday season for the 82-year-old company. After dinner on Friday, November 6, Greenberg received a text from a Tyler reporter. “I understand there’s been an explosion at your plant. Can you confirm?”That was startling news to Greenberg. While running to his car, he got a call from his son. “Dad, it’s gone,” he said. The lake house is eighteen minutes from the facility, but “it was only about seven minutes away that night,” Greenberg said recently, laughing.…View Original Post
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