In the early 1920's, in Florence, South Carolina, T.B. Young founded Young
Pecan Company as a shipper of inshell pecans. In 1945, his son, J. Givens Young
took over pecan operations. It was around this time that Young Pecan entered
into the pecan shelling industry.
The company grew steadily and formed a joint venture with Gold Kist, Inc. of
Atlanta, Georgia in 1992. This merger brought together the assets, resources and
aspirations to become the largest sheller in the pecan industry. The Young Pecan
organization included state-of-the-art shelling facilities in Las Cruces, New
Mexico; Florence, South Carolina, and Zaragosa, Mexico, as well as buying and
storage facilities in Albany, Georgia. These strategic locations provided
immediate access to raw materials from all of the major growing regions in the
United States and Mexico, and convenient distribution channels to customers.
Today, Young Pecan Inc. is a member of the King Ranch family of businesses
with a shelling facility located in Las Cruces, New Mexico and a major
distribution and value added processing facility in Florence, South Carolina.
Additionally, we store finished product in seven outside cold storage locations
to better service our customers logistically. The financial strength and
agri-business expertise that King Ranch provides will fuel a new period of
growth and market prominence. Young Pecan's primary business... ingredient
supplier to the major food manufacturers in America and abroad.
Our customer list reads like a Who's Who of the food industry. Many have been
with us for generations because of the trust Young Pecan has earned for
understanding the marketplace and consistently delivering a premium product that
meets their needs and quality standards.
Our focus is the pecan.
Our history, reputation and future are all about producing the finest pecan
products to the most exacting standards in the industry.
Enjoy a good nut... Young Pecan.