Simmons Engineering Company is the leading manufacturer of automated poultry stunning and killing machines in the United States with a global reputation for excellence. Simmons stunning and killing systems have been installed on every continent except Antarctica.
A progressive entrepreneur, Lacy W. Simmons (pictured) started the company in 1964, when he saw a need for an efficient and low-cost alternative to manual killing. Lacy designed and produced the first successful automatic poultry killing machine in 1966—revolutionizing the poultry slaughter process.
To this day, the Simmons automatic killing machine is still the standard by which all others are measured.
When the industry was in need of an efficient method of anesthetizing birds, Simmons again came through by designing the most effective stunning machine in production—a machine that continues to be used today. Simmons continued to further poultry processing automation with the release of a full line of automated processing machines, from stunners to bird washers.