About Us

We’re Proud of Where We’ve Come From

– Family Foundations –

“The year was 1972, and I was five years old. My father, David Tate, started Tate Metalworks with a loan from my great grandfather. He and my mother, Jane, took that, and after surviving numerous recessions, mistakes, and a steep learning curve, went on the be the South Carolina State Small Business of the Year in 1998. They refused to give up when things turned dark, and business seemed to dry up. What I learned from watching them take that journey over those years was that to make something go, you only need two constants: hard work, and perseverance. Fast forward to today, and I am now standing in his shoes, with the determination to use 20 years of experience gained selling every protein imaginable all over the east coast, and an unbelievable partner in my wife, Becky.

I dedicate this shop to my daddy, who has been my savior, best friend, and confidant since I was old enough to follow him around everywhere he went. When I was four years old, he took me quail hunting. We got to the banks of the Broad River, and he told me to climb on his shoulders. He could see I was petrified, but he promised me I wouldn’t get wet, and told me to trust him. Well, this little boy never climbed down, and that man carried me a long way through life. And I owe just as much to my mother Jane, who steered me through almost every pitfall that a hyperactive kid with a short attention span could end up in. She never gave up on me. I know she is looking down on me, watching as my dream comes true.”


Grant Tate, Owner




We take pride in making our customers’ lives better, and not just with the quality of our meats. Place an order online for exactly what you want, and we’ll cut it, prep it, and have it ready to go when you come in.

Tate Meatworks

670 East Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Store Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10pm - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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