P. D. Gwaltney & Co., Smithfield, Va. ; Gwaltney of Smithfield, Ltd.
P. D. Gwaltney moved to Smithfield in 1870 and founded a business with his cousin O. G. Delk. By 1875, the company was known as P. D. Gwaltney and Col. In 1880, Gwaltney and his son, P. D. Gwaltney , Jr. went into business together. P. D. Gwaltney died in 1915 and his son died in 1936. In 1981, the company became a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods
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