Chris Albert Pemberton, “CA” as he was referred to, established the company in 1930. He was responsible for the introduction of cellulose casings into Canada which offered a replacement product to natural sheep and hog intestines which were all that was available at that time. The company then went on to offer animal fats and vegetable oils provided by Canadian processors.
Jack Pemberton, CA’s son, joined the company after spending time in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Jack came with a vision to provide equipment that would allow the Canadian meat industry to be more efficient, profitable and competitive in the world market. To achieve this goal, he teamed up with individuals such as Maynard Tipper and he travelled by train across Canada introducing the first “Tipper Tie” mechanical clipping device which could automatically tie the ends of sausages using a metal clip rather than string-tying by hand. In so doing, he changed the landscape of sausage making in Canada forever! Thereafter, Jack introduced many other meat processing techniques to the Canadian meat industry such as automatic Sausage Linkers and Peelers, mechanical Skinners and Injectors and electric Slicers, to name just a few.
In 1983, Dennis Hicks joined the company and continues to this day the Pemberton tradition of introducing new and exciting technologies from all parts of the world extending Pemberton’s focus beyond “Meat” to the “Food” sector located throughout Canada. With its team of knowledgeable and experienced sales, technical service and administrative staff, Pemberton & Associates Inc. continues to generate superior advice, support and innovative solutions to allow its customers to achieve their goals and objectives.
The Pemberton Advantage: Long established in the Canadian food industry First class equipment Global approach to local solutions, International exposure First class service and support Compliance with Canadian legislation Customer focused personnel Consultative approach to the sales process Focused on long term relationships with suppliers and customers