Seneca Manufacturing Company (SMC) is a federally licensed privately owned tobacco manufacturing business that makes high quality cigarettes and other tobacco products in the small town of Salamanca, NY located on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory.
Seneca Manufacturing Company (SMC) is a 100% Seneca owned business with partners Gary Sanden and Travis Heron, the proud makers of premium quality cigarettes and other tobacco products.
After operating various tobacco businesses ranging from retail, wholesale, and importing, it was only natural that their next step was to form Seneca Manufacturing Company and launch their own high quality tobacco product line for adult consumers.
Excellence, integrity, and ultimate quality form the basis of Seneca Manufacturing’s core values, bringing together the traditional manufacturing craftsmanship with a visionary drive to execute bold new ideas.
SMC started in 2006 when it obtained its TTB license, operating with a workforce of four people, including Gary and Travis. Initially, SMC focused exclusively on the Seneca Nation territory to distribute their product, and 5 years later, SMC started distributing its product to numerous states and other Indigenous Nations.
To remain competitive and to strategically position itself, Seneca Manufacturing employs a branding strategy that segregates its brands into two categories–sustaining and growth brands, including: the many Heron brands and Sands. These brands are the foundation of Seneca Manufacturing Company, and through our deliberate planning and strategy development, SMC is strongly positioned for success for decades to come.
Seneca Manufacturing Company understands that our adult tobacco consumers have varied preferences, so we offer 2 cigarette brands, Heron Brands and Sands, that are uniquely crafted to accommodate the discerning palates. Smokers around the country prefer many different flavors, strengths, and styles, and consistent with our core values, we strive for excellence in every aspect of our manufacturing process to deliver our consumers the best tasting value priced American made product. All of our tobacco products are purchased from American tobacco merchants that process each blend to meet our proprietary quality specifications.
KingsHeron Red Kings Box
Heron Gold Kings Box
Heron Silver Kings Box
Heron Menthol Kings Box
Heron Menthol Gold Kings Box
Heron Non-Filter Kings
100sHeron Red 100s Soft Pack
Heron Red 100s Box
Heron Gold 100s Soft Pack
Heron Gold 100s Box
Heron Silver 100s Soft Pack
Heron Silver 100s Box
Heron Menthol 100s Soft Pack
Heron Menthol 100s Box
Heron Menthol Gold 100s Soft Pack
Heron Menthol Gold 100s Box
Heron No. 33 Black Cigarettes
Seneca Manufacturing Company manufactures a variety of filtered cigars, including its own house brands to private label brands.
For the value-oriented consumer, the Seneca Manufacturing offers two brands of pipe tobacco.
Nectar Pipe Tobacco
States of Approval
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