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Carolina Packing Company, as it was originally called, was founded in Smithfield, North Carolina by John A. Jones Sr., a native of Claxton, Georgia, and a group of local businessmen on December 12, 1940.
Today, Kent Denning is the President and manages the Carolina Packer's business. We celebrated our 75th annivesary in 2016 and look forward to another 75 years bringing Bright Leaf Hot dog products to families in North Carolina.
While we have undergone many changes over the years, but we have remained loyal to the traditions that have made us a family favorite on the dinner tables of eastern North Carolinians for more than 75 years. Like our famous Hot Dog recipe, our commitment to providing good tasting, wholesome products, has not and will not change.