Piedmont Custom Meats acquires Matkins Meat

Piedmont Custom Meats, Inc. (PCM) has acquired Matkins Meat Processors, Inc. of Gibsonville, NC. PCM will operate under the same USDA Inspection Number and HAACP plans currently approved by the NCDA and USDA in use at the facility on the date of closing.

Matkins Meat was founded in 1956 by Leonard Matkins and Associates. Jerry Matkins has been running the business for over 40 years. Matkins Meats Processors, Inc. is a USDA inspected custom slaughter, processing, and packaging facilities serving farm and small business operators in North Carolina.

President and CEO Donna Moore said “we are appreciative of the opportunity to continue a business that has operated since 1956 and we are excited about the future. We will be making immediate investments in equipment, facilities and technology to streamline operations. Our constant objective will be to handle animals in accordance with humane handling practices, provide a safe and quality product, excellent customer service and work closely with our customers to make them as successful as possible.”

Piedmont Custom Meats is a NC corporation formed to acquire Matkins Meat Processors, Inc. Donna Moore serves as the company’s President and CEO and will oversee the daily operations. Larry Moore will oversee the company’s sales and marketing operations as well as being the liaison with State and Federal agencies and other organizations for the plant.

Larry and Donna Moore also own Hill Meadow Foods, Inc. based in Oakboro NC, a distributor of grass-fed beef in addition to pork and chicken products.