Hog Slat, Incorporated

  • Overview

We're talking about hogs here. It's not refinement but confinement that best describes the core activities of livestock and poultry equipment maker Hog Slat. The company primarily provides a slew of swine-related product and services. Hog Slat manufactures pig farming equipment, including floor slabs and tiles, as well as hog penning, breeding, feeding, handling, and watering supplies. It also provides construction services for hog stalls (farrowing crates) and raises hogs at its own facilities. Hog Slat also distributes poultry equipment in the southeastern US through Georgia Poultry Equipment Company.

Geographic Reach

Hog Slat operates three slat manufacturing plants in North Carolina, Iowa, and Indiana, and has licensed manufacturers in Chile and Mexico in addition to a company-owned plant in Romania. It also operates more than 60 stores in about 16 US states and has four stores in Europe.

Operations

The largest contractor and manufacturer of hog equipment in the US, Hog Slat employs 1,000 people directly employed and an additional 1,400 subcontractors working on the company's various construction projects. Sister company Georgia Poultry Equipment Company is engaged in the distribution of poultry equipment in the southeastern US (Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee).

The company's annual manufacturing capacity is 900,000 slats (which can accommodate more than 600,000 sows); it produces 2 million pounds of fabricated product per week.

Hog Slat's premium private labels brands include; Aqua Chief, GroDoser medicators, Grower Select, TriDEK flooring, and Windstorm fans.

TDM Farms, the hog production division of Hog Slat (and which has operations in North Carolina, Indiana, and Illinois) sells more than 500,000 market hogs a year.

Sales and Marketing

Hog Slat sells through its network of retail stores and as well as through distributors in Central and South America, Korea, Japan, Canada, and Europe.

Strategy

Leveraging its dominance of the market, the company offers full turnkey construction services as well as an inventory of replacement parts, including ventilation, controls, watering, heating, lighting, ear tags, swine medicators/injectors, feed carts, heat bulbs, heat lamps, rubber mats, air inlets, auger motors, brooders, alarm systems, cool cell pumps and plumbing. Hog Slat is a stocking distributor for a range of manufacturers, including Dosatron, Multifan, JanAire, Gasolec, Acme, Moldex, Dura-Prod, and Baldor.

Company Background

The company is owned and run by the Herring family.

Hog Slat was founded by Billy Herring in 1969.

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Hog Slat, Incorporated


206 Fayetteville St
Newton Grove, NC 28366-9071
Phone: 1 (910) 594-0219
www.hogslat.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO: William Herring
  • President: Tommy Herring
  • Managing Director: Claudiu Vida

Major Office Locations

  • Newton Grove, NC
  • Newton Grove, NC

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