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Our Story

Four Generations with a Passion for Flavor

For almost 60 years, four generations of the Hanni family have been dedicated to mastering the craft of smoking and seasoning. PS Seasoning was formed in 1986 as a natural progression from our industrial meat smoker company: Pro Smoker 'N Roaster formed in 1977 but our experience dates back well before our companies were born.

Founder Harold Hanni was born during the midst of the Great Depression in 1931. To stretch their resources during those times, the Hanni family relied on old world cheese and sausage making skills passed down from Harold's father, Gottfried Hanni. When Harold returned from serving in the Korean War, he had a renewed interest in the art of sausage making, which he passed down to his five sons. Harold’s passion for the craft inspired him to build a homemade smoker from an old chest freezer.

On a cold Wisconsin day in 1976, Harold’s homemade chest freezer smoker caught fire and nearly burned the house down. This near disaster inspired Harold to design a safe way for the home sausage maker to smoke sausage. Harold’s pursuit of a safe smoker became a reality with the Model 100, thus forming Pro Smoker 'N Roaster.

Harold's son, Ken and his wife Kate formalized the family’s love of sausage making by officially incorporating PS Seasoning as a business with Harold in 1984. Harold was the model for the company’s trademarked mascot. The cartoon icon of Lil' Harry became synonymous with old world flavor and craftsmanship.

          


Today

PS Seasoning continues to carry on old-world flavors and traditions of the past, while also creating new products and blends to meet modern day demands.  Our passion is not only great tasting food, but the moments that are made in the kitchen and at the dinner table.

At PS Seasoning, our craft is flavor. No matter your creation, we know it will be enjoyed down to the very last bite.

Today, our library has grown to over 3,000 seasoning blends with 30 million units of product made annually. Available to both wholesale and retail markets, our offerings are designed for sausage making, BBQ, culinary and more. Our sister company Pro Smoker manufactures industrial-grade smokehouses that range from 50 lb to 30,000 lb capacity. 

Over the years, our customers have won several state and national awards in both BBQ and Meat competitions. Creating award winning flavor profiles isn't our business it's our passion. With three generations of Hannis currently in the mix, PS Seasoning continues to provide great tastes and blends. We thank you for your continued patronage and look forward to serving you for generations to come.

 

Blend With PS

At PS Seasoning® for Business, we listen to our customers' needs, develop innovative new blends, and produce quality bulk products from our world class facility in Iron Ridge, WI. From start to finish, we operate as an extension of your team, sharing our expertise to help bring your vision to life.

Custom Blending

Our expert team of chefs, food scientists and master blenders will help you create a unique blend sourced from the finest ingredients from around the world.

Private Labeling

Your brand is important to us. We offer full-service solutions from product development to label design and custom packaging to fit your vision.

Bulk & Wholesale

We specialize in flavor, no matter the quantity. All of our industrial blends are crafted in the same way as our small-batch, artisanal products.

#PSFIGHTSHUNGER

Here at PS we believe that all people should have access to nutritious food that tastes great.  That's why we are asking you to join us in our fight to end hunger.  Our mission is simple, to help our friends an neighbors have access to nutrition, just like you and I do. 

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