NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 27

A family's
legacy:
Nahunta
Pork Center
Tradition abounds at
the largest all-pork
retailer in the eastern
United States.
written by DAVID JONES
photos courtesy NAHUNTA PORK CENTER

M

ENTION NAHUNTA PORK CENTER, AND MOST
North Carolinians realize you are talking about
legends. And tradition.
Lawrence Maxton "Mack" Pierce, who
passed away in 2013 at 81, built the company
into greatness. His son, Larry, took it on through legendary
times and now Mack's grandson, Brandon, who took over when
Larry became Wayne County sheriff in 2014, is keeping things
running smoothly as its general manager.
Nahunta processes and delivers the hogs that the North
Carolina Pork Council uses for the Whole Hog Barbecue
Championship in Raleigh. And Brandon just wants to keep it
all going at a company that has made itself proud for decades.

GETTING READY FOR THE BIG EVENT
Brandon calls it "an honor" providing the hogs at such a huge
cooking event in North Carolina.
Replacing Dad made it even more special holding the position. This will be his fourth year providing the championship
hogs with Larry now in law enforcement.
If there is not a Pierce providing the hogs, it would be odd.
The tradition dates back to Mack and has existed decades.
Brandon has no interest in getting out.
"I'm very proud of the business," he said. "I'm very proud of
every hog that we provide, especially for the North Carolina
Pork Council, that they would search us out and have us
prepare for such a big event for them. I am extremely proud
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Summer 2017

Letter From the President
Industry News
Legislative Update
Living the “barbecue Life”
Fulfilling the American Dream
A Family’s Legacy: Nahunta Pork Center
Advertiser Index
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Intro
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - cover1
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - cover2
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 3
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 4
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 5
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Letter From the President
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 7
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Industry News
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 9
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 10
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 11
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Legislative Update
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 13
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 14
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 15
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Living the “barbecue Life”
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 17
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 18
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 19
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 20
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 21
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Fulfilling the American Dream
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 23
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 24
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 25
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 26
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - A Family’s Legacy: Nahunta Pork Center
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 28
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - Advertiser Index
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - 30
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - cover3
NC Pork Report - Summer 2017 - cover4
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