HISTORY OF PINE MANOR / MILLER POULTRY –
Family owned since 1942
The extensive history of Miller Poultry dates back many years to a time period when our parent company, Pine Manor, Inc. was established.
We have used this time wisely in order to develop a strong and extensive knowledge base of what the poultry industry should be.
We will continue to use what we know to perfect our craft, and to bring you the consumer, the highest quality chicken that we can.
1942 signified the year that Milo and Annas Miller decided to move onto the Pine Manor Farms. At that time, Pine Manor Farms was the home of an upscale dairy farm. 1945 moved on quickly to 1947 when the Pine Manor Farms began hatching, raising and processing turkeys. It was a turning point in 1974 as Pine Manor began raising broiler chickens. A short four years later, Pine Manor had begun hatching chicks themselves.
Raising ducklings for Culver Duck Farms in Middlebury, Indiana was the next step that Pine Manor took in 1985. Pine Manor wasted no time as it took over Booth Poultry in 1992. They were processing 16,000 chickens per week at that time.
This amount of production allowed the first phase expansion just one year after taking over Booth Poultry. Merely two years after the first phase expansion was the second phase expansion at the processing plant. This expansion increased the weekly volume of the processing to 30,000 chickens per week. Not only did it expand the quantity, it also enabled the quality and new processing techniques to be implemented.
In the same time frame of taking over Booth Poultry the purchase of Martin’s Feed Mill which was located in New Paris, Indiana happened. Significant renovations were made to the feed mill at that time which allowed the quality of feed for the chickens to be monitored. Only two years had gone by from the second expansion at the processing plant when a third expansion was made in 1997. Processing was now at 50,000 chickens per week. Further additions to the last expansion allowed for the increased capacity to process 35,000 chickens per day.
A new automated weigh and cut-up system was installed at the processing plant in 2000. The additions to update equipment and technology to the processing plant continue to ensure our customers with the highest quality chicken we can produce.
The history of Miller Poultry has shown the expansion of the company from day one and the commitment to continue to serve you the customer the highest quality, pure and natural chicken possible.