Dixie Grinders Inc. was founded in Guntersville, Alabama in August of 1984 by industry veterans Gene Grant, Roger Wiley, and Bill Sellnow.  They began their business by selling cutting parts and rebuilding the feedscrews, heads, rings, hoppers, and gearboxes of industrial meat grinders.  As time progressed, they began building their own versions of these major components and began offering their own complete line of grinders.