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Upfront

Noah Glanville, president
www.pitbarrelcooker.com
Prospect, Ky.

PIT BARREL COOKER COMPANY

A Hot Seller

Pit Barrel Cooker Company's innovative smoker enjoys
enormous success. BY BOB RAKOW
Pit Barrel believes its
cooker's popularity stems
from its high level of
quality, versatility and
the consistently delicious
food it produces.

When Noah Glanville
returned in 2003 from a
tour of duty in Iraq, he
recalls the greeting he and
his unit received from a
group of veterans who were
hosting a barbecue to
welcome the returning
troops home. He specifically
remembers the smell of
charcoal briquets wafting
in the breeze as the food
was prepared.
"Older veterans greeted us with a
barbecue, and I remember the smell of
Kingsford, hot dogs and hamburgers,"
Glanville says. "It's a good, familiar smell,
and I knew that I was finally home."
Glanville was a Navy corpsman
attached to a Marine Corp unit. He
later spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan
as a member of an American security
services company. Time spent overseas
took its toll. Upon returning, Glanville
suffered from post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD).
"PTSD is something a lot of guys
don't want to talk about," Glanville says.
He decided to cope with the aftereffects
of his military experiences by starting his own company and putting his
time and energy toward something he

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