R.C. McEntire, Sr. began the company in 1938 as a tomato repacker in Columbia, South Carolina. R.C. "Buddy" McEntire, Jr. bought the company in 1975 when it had one employee, three ripening rooms and a delivery truck.
McEntire Produce has been in the produce business ever since, and has grown to become a leader in the areas of quality, service, reliability and innovation. The company now employs approximately 400 people and has moved to a new, 163,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility with the capacity for future expansion. This facility will allow us to process a greater variety and larger quantity of produce products. Located only five miles from the old facility, it is a secure, food-safe environment for processing fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition, our employees will enjoy better working conditions. The efficiencies generated by this facility will afford us the ability to be more competitive, and will provide growth opportunities for the future.