Over Three-Quarters of a
Century Strong!


Carl G. Biro, Sr. was an American immigrant who founded the seedling company of BIRO Manufacturing in the early 1920's. Carl had a humble beginning as the son of a local blacksmith in his native country of Hungary. After settling in America, Carl became an apprentice who attended technical school at night and on the weekends.

Eventually, Carl became the proprietor of his own meat market. During his proprietorship, he realized the need for a practical machine which would cut meat more efficiently. Thus, in 1921, unable to ignore his ambitions of creating a practical meat cutter, Carl decided to dispose of his meat market so that he could devote more time to his concept. He leased an old church and used the equipment which was available and affordable at the time to pursue his "American Dream" and produce the first BIRO Power Meat, Fish and Bone Cutter.

In time, Carl's machine gained national as well as international recognition and acceptance. Biro's leadership in the meat cutting industry was unmistakably established. In order to keep up with the growing product demand, BIRO Manufacturing moved from the leased church building to a small but modern factory building. This establishment has grown to be the facility which now houses our corporate headquarters.

Today, The BIRO Manufacturing Company markets over 35 items, including meat saws, tenderizers, meat grinders, chicken cutters, vacuum tumblers, horizontal slicers, and other meat processing machinery. This equipment is used in the United States and throughout the world. The company has certainly grown tremendously from the tiny seedling factory conceptualized by Carl Biro during the early 20's!

Those involved in The BIRO Manufacturing Corporation today strive for progress towards a still more advanced product and to gain a greater measure of goodwill and respect from those who deal with it. We here at BIRO face the future with the firm belief that . .

"The best is yet to come."