What We Do

DeLong’s Gizzard Equipment is a manufacturer of poultry processing equipment and the world’s leading provider of rollers for poultry and gizzard processing machinery. Our precision-engineered rollers meet or exceed manufacturers’ specifications for all major brands of processing equipment. Additionally, our decades of experience make us the leading experts on the gizzard production process. We help our clients maximize profitability by improving work processes and increasing product yield. In addition, our deep exposure to the engineering side of poultry processing allows us to offer various add-on and custom-made products that further enhance the productivity of the poultry processing plant.


Who We Are

DeLong’s Gizzard Equipment was founded in the 1940’s by Horace DeLong of Gainesville, Georgia. For more than 50 years Horace and his team established their reputation for installing and troubleshooting poultry processing operations throughout the eastern United States. Building on his unique experience, Horace began to manufacture his own design of Gizzard Peeler Rollers in 1985. By the time of his death in 1992 Horace DeLong had become one of the best known and well respected figures in the poultry processing industry.


Leadership of DeLong’s Gizzard Equipment passed from Horace to his daughter Pat, and more recently to Pat’s daughter Mary. Four generations of DeLong’s have worked to maintain the company’s reputation for quality products and customer service.


Our Team


Mary DeLong Murray


Mary has grown up in the business, and assumed the leadership role in 2006. To complement her extensive industry knowledge Mary earned her degree in Business Management. Mary understands the family values behind the company, and recognizes her responsibility to carry the company successfully through her generation’s business environment. Mary’s two sons plan to continue the family business tradition upon completing their education.


Rob Murray

High Yield Management Team Director
Outside Sales

Robb Murray, DeLong’s High Yield Management Team Director, has been in the field of equipment research and development for 12 years. Robb is highly respected in the poultry industry. DeLong’s product consulting services make Robb’s wealth of knowledge available to any firm striving to stay on the cutting edge of poultry processing. Robb leverages DeLong’s fifty years of poultry processing equipment expertise to increase yield and un-complicate your poultry processing facilities.


Josh Harris


As Horace DeLong’s grandson, you could say Josh grew up with poultry processing in his DNA. As DeLong’s engineer, Josh assures that the design and quality of all DeLong’s products are equal or superior to anything in the industry.  Josh’s commitment to continued product and technology improvements helps assure that DeLong’s customers will enjoy the latest in precision engineered equipment and parts for many years to come.


Lu Lineberger

Sales/Customer Service Manager

Lu started at DeLong’s in the fall 1997 and has worked at DeLong’s for 19 years. She started in the production shop as a machine operator and worked her way up to her Current position as Inside Sales Manager. She helps our customers with their orders, and helps them find solutions for all their equipment and parts needs.


Jasper Ledbetter

Sales/Customer Service Rep.

Jasper is a part of the DeLong family and started with DeLong’s in January 2016. He works closely with Robb to demo equipment and rollers. Jasper also works with customers to find the equipment and parts that they need to be successful. Jasper and his wife Paige are currently expecting TWINS!


Thomas Lee Knickles

Shipping & Quality Assurance Manager

Thomas started in May 2016. He oversees the quality of all our products and makes sure everything we send out is to the highest of standards. His passion for perfection is above and beyond and will take DeLong’s into the next Generation of “Quality, A Family Tradition”. This also translates into the shipping dept. where he demands the attention to detail that insures our parts are delivered with quality and on time.

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