Gemstone Foods can process more than three million pounds of product a week from our plants in Decatur, AL, and Florence, AL. We produce fresh poultry products such as breasts, tenderloins, nuggets, strips, wings, whole legs, drumsticks and thighs for some of the biggest players in the industry, including Tyson, Sanderson Farms, and Land O’ Frost. You can also enjoy our products at quick-service restaurants like Burger King, Steak ‘n Shake, and Olive Garden.

Real Gemstone Quality

Our customers trust us because we only process and produce the highest-grade poultry products in our facilities. Our product certifications include BRC Food certified. 

Our highly skilled associates take pride in their work. Along with a well-trained staff, our plants feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Pride and efficiency are a large part of what makes our products top quality.

If you’re looking for a poultry supplier, take a look inside our facilities and contact us today to learn more about what Gemstone Foods offers.

A Quick Look at Our Services

Gemstone Foods offers different poultry products to meet your needs. One of our most popular products is individually quick frozen (IQF) poultry. These include precision hand-sized portions and tenders (fresh, marinated, IF, and flat-pack frozen), strips and nuggets (fresh and marinated), and mechanically sized portions and cutlets.

Our services/solutions include front half deboning (FHD) and whole chicken (WOG) deboning. FHD removes the breast meat, tenderloin meat, and wings from the frame.  From there, the product undergoes further sizing, marination and/or IQF as requested.  Products then undergo boxing for return to the customer.

Our Florence, Alabama Facility

At our 240,000+ square foot facility in Florence, we have the equipment for:

  • Front half deboning, both manual and automatic (1.25 million head weekly capacity)
  • Breast and tender hand portioning (400,000-pound weekly capacity)
  • Horizontal slicing (500,000-pound weekly capacity)
  • Vacuum tumble marination (500,000-pound weekly capacity)
  • IQF (1,000,000-pound weekly capacity)

Our facility also has a 62,000-pound ammonia refrigerator/freezing system, which includes:

  • 50,000 sq. ft. refrigerated processing area 
  • 30,000 sq. ft. freezer – 45’ clear height, able to store over four million pounds of product
  • 30,000 sq. ft. dry storage
  • 5,000 sq. ft. cooler
  • 5 spiral freezers for IQF

In total, the projected capacity of our Florence plant is 8.8 million incoming pounds per week.

Our Decatur, Alabama Facilities

mcentire facility

Gemstone Foods has two production facilities in Decatur, Alabama; one on Holly Street (pictured at the top of this page), and one on McEntire Lane. In total, the capacity for these plants includes:

  • Breast and tender hand portioning (1.5 million-pound weekly capacity)
  • Horizontal slicing (500,000-pound weekly capacity)

The total projected capacity for our Decatur plants is two million incoming pounds of fresh boneless breast meat per week.

Contact Our Poultry Experts Today

Gemstone Foods can produce a variety of poultry products for distributors, retailers, restaurants, and more. We provide high-quality poultry for some of the largest companies in the country. Call us today at (601)-922-4322 or contact us online to learn more about our products and services.