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History

Committed to Quality

For four generations, Smith Provision Co., Inc. has produced premium-quality wieners, sausages, deli meats, bacon and award-winning hams at its facility in Erie, PA.

Anton "Tony" Weber was born in the Bavarian town of Aitrang, Germany in 1900, and was ultimately trained as a butcher and learned the fine art of sausage making. In the early 1930’s Tony moved from Germany to New York City where his skills as an experienced sausage maker secured him a job at a local butcher shop.

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Anton Weber standing outside his first butcher shop “Schaller & Weber”, circa 1937.
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 In 1937 Tony co-founded the company of Schaller & Weber – which quickly became a local favorite. During this time, Tony’s son Max, who had grown up in Germany, finished his training as a Swiss chef. Magnus and his wife, Gertraud, immigrated to the U.S., in 1949, where they joined together with Tony and purchased a small butcher shop named “Smith’s” in Erie, PA.

The Smith Provision Company itself was founded in 1927 by William Smith, who at that time operated Smith’s as a small retail butcher shop. When the Weber family purchased the business, they changed the focus from retail to manufacturing, and with their authentic old world style recipes, quickly built a reputation around town as a purveyor of high quality, premium meat products.

The business has grown over the last 90 years from a small, two-person retail outlet, to a full-service meat processing manufacturing facility which employs over 50 full time individuals. The Weber family continue to own and operate the business as the 3rd and 4th generation. Smith’s products can be found in retail outlets as far south as the Pittsburgh, PA region and as far north as the Buffalo, NY region. Because requests for Smith’s legendary product reach all over the country, the Company also offers a direct shipping service for those loyal Smith’s fans who do not live near a Smith’s retailer.

Customer satisfaction is paramount, and we invite you to try our premium, high quality wieners, sausages, deli meats, bacon and ham.

 

The Weber Family

Contact Us

Headquarters, Shipping & Sales
1300 Cranberry Street
Erie, PA 16501-1566
Phone (814) 459-4974
Fax (814) 879-0998

Manufacturing
1890 West 20th Street
Erie, PA 16502-2001
Phone (814) 459-0488
Fax (814) 452-3142