Tucker Pecan Company's vice president, Leslie Tucker, is granddaughter of the company's founder. She is seen here with president David Little.
Tucker Pecan Company shells 120,000 pounds of pecans a year.
"Pecans from the southeast taste brighter, are prettier and have a different flavor than those grown in other parts of the country," says Tucker Pecan president David Little.
Sixty years later, Tucker Pecan runs its business in much the same way, using many of the original pieces of machinery.
In its on-site candy-making kitchen, Tucker Pecan experiments with sweet and savory creations.
The confections can be bought at the Tucker Pecan retail store, which is right in front of the shelling facility, or ordered online.