Serving the poultry industry since 1988.
Zeiset Equipment LLC was founded in 1988 by Marvin Zeiset. This beginning was just a continuation of a family legacy. Marvin was born into a family that was progressive innovators in the poultry industry dating back to the late 1800’s. His great grandfather was the first person in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, to hatch eggs with a homemade incubator. Marvin’s grandfather saw a need for an improved poultry nest, and in 1952 he made and patented a colony style nest, which was marketed under the name The Favorite Nest. Favorite Manufacturing Company continued to expand their line of products, first to a roll away style nest, then to poultry cage systems. By the late 1970’s, Favorite Mfg. Co. was a major supplier of poultry equipment nationwide as well as internationally.
Marvin began working for Favorite Mfg. Co. in 1975, and in 1979 he began working in their research and development department. As a part of Favorite Equipment’s research and development team he gained first-hand experience at meeting the needs of the poultry industry. This has served him well in the years to come. He continued to work for Favorite Mfg. until they sold the company to Big Dutchman in 1982. At that point Marvin choose to leave the company, and went to work for a local equipment distributer as a Service Technician.
In 1988 after doing poultry equipment service and maintenance for several years. Marvin decided to start a new venture, that would provide equipment service and repairs, for local poultry producers. This step marked the beginning of what is today Zeiset Equipment LLC., with God’s blessing Zeiset Equipment continues to grow and provide housing and equipment solutions for the poultry industry.
As the years passed Zeiset Equipment continued to expand its operations. In 1996 Zeiset Equipment became a Valco Dealer, they became a dealer for Jansen Poultry Equipment in 2000, and added Big Dutchman products to its lines of products in 2006.Today Zeiset Equipment also offers many other supporting products to the agricultural industry.
The year of 2013 brought many changes to Zeiset Equipment. There was a request from our vendors to expand our operations to better serve the Delmarva region. The ownership of Zeiset Equipment carefully weighed the option, and after much consideration and prayer they opened a new business in Marydel, Delaware. The new company, Marydel Ag Supply LLC., opened their doors for business May 14 2014. At this location they offer a complete line of poultry equipment and supplies, and along with the poultry supplies Marydel also has a full line hardware store, that adds a valuable link to the local community.
Zeiset Equipment continues to grow and expand our facilities, staff and product line to better serve the agricultural industry. Our desire here at Zeiset Equipment is to continue to offer quality products with courteous service and knowledgeable advice. We desire that every customer feels like they are treated fairly and with respect. The team here at Zeiset Equipment continues to look to the future with innovative solutions to today’s agricultural challenges. We look forward to continuing to serve you in the years to come.