About Us

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 National Pecan Company 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 The National Pecan Company 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.  Day to day operations will stay the same.

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.