Our History

Harvin Choice Meats, Inc. was established in 1933, under the name of Kirkland Provision Company, by Mr. Robert Kirkland. The capital investment of the firm was $6,000.00 and its employees numbered fewer than fifteen. It began operations with one truck and one salesman. In 1940, Mr. S. A. Harvin, Sr. bought out the interest of Mr. Kirkland and changed the name of the company to Harvin Packing Company. In 1972, Mr. S. A. Harvin, Jr. took over as President of the company and in 1981 changed the name to Harvin Choice Meats, Inc..

In 1964 and again in 1978, the company undertook major expansions of its physical facilities. Also in 1978, the plant expansion qualified for facilities for full USDA inspection, thereby allowing the company's products to enter interstate commerce.

Continued growth and acceptance of the expanding line of Harvin products including fried pork skins, meat snacks and complete venison processing necessitated another expansion in 1988. This expansion increased plant size by 50% and included addition of state of the art processing equipment and technology.

Now on its third generation of the Harvin family, sons Sep III and Scott occupy managerial positions as the company prepares for the challenges of the 21st century.

W. Scott Harvin - Chief Operating Officer
Sep Harvin, III - Chief Financial Officer


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