Over 25 Years of Service to the Poultry and Meat Processing Industry
Since 1984, Gainco has worked with customers in the meat and poultry industry to provide equipment, systems and service to solve the challenges of weighing, sizing, sorting and distributing products on the processing line. Founded in 1984 as Gainesville Scales, we began as a regional company, providing our products and services to poultry customers located in the southeastern United States. Our equipment emphasis in those very early years included whole bird sizing and distribution systems and in-motion portion sizers. Soon thereafter, weigh/bagging, hopper weighing, bird counting and sorting systems were introduced. In 1999, a new chapter in our company’s evolution began when we changed our name to Gainco and became a member of the Bettcher Industries family of companies. With a legacy of innovation that dates from 1944, Bettcher Industries is a leading name in the meat processing industry, with its pioneering meat trimming and cutting products used in processing plants throughout the world.
Expanding our Capabilities
Since 1999, we have expanded our product lines through innovation and selective product line acquisitions. Following our acquisition of Weigh Systems South in 2002, we introduced the Gainco Infiniti™ weight indicator, featuring a revolutionary design able to withstand washdown pressure and cleaning compounds and sanitizers. Comprehensive customer care and service activities were dramatically expanded with the creation of our Blue Ribbon Service division, which provides scale certification services and equipment maintenance services, including service contracts. And we’ve become authorized sales and service providers to the meat industry for a variety of other product brands, including GSE Scale Systems, Avery Weigh-tronix, Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Cardinal Scale, Fortress Technology, Datamax, and others.
As our company grows and evolves, we recognize the importance of collaborating with institutions that are driving innovation forward in the meat and poultry processing field. That’s why we’ve established important associations and working collaborations with institutions such as the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Food Processing Technology Division, helping us to continue developing effective and practical solutions that benefit our customers.