Hatfield Quality Meats
Hatfield Quality Meats is primarily a pork meat packing company based in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. It produces over 1,200 different fresh and manufactured pork products. Hatfield's distribution is primarily on the East Coast of the United States, as well as some international markets. Their hot dogs are sold at Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals baseball home games.
The company is a manufacturer and supplier of over 1,200 fresh and manufactured pork products. These include a variety of pork-based foods such as: bacon, deli meat, ham, hot dogs, sausage, scrapple, pork tenderloin, and pork rolls.
John C. Clemens started Pleasant Valley Packing, which sold meat from his farm in Mainland, Pennsylvania, primarily to markets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. J. M. Funk started Hatfield in 1895 as a pork processing plant in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. John S. and Abe Clemens, two of John C.'s sons, ran Pleasant Valley Packing until it burned down in 1946. The two Clemens brothers then purchased the Hatfield plant with their brothers, Ezra and Lester. The company has been owned and controlled by the Clemens family ever since through the private Clemens Family Corporation, which operates primarily through the Clemens Food Group. The Hatfield manufacturing operation remains non-union.
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