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Marlen International, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, and a subsidiary of Chicago-based Duravant LLC, has acquired Unitherm Food Systems, adding a new set of thermal processing technologies to Marlen’s existing offering of food processing solutions that maximize food product quality, production efficiency and safety. Read More    

HARTLAND, Wis., (August 14, 2017) — Scott Lister has been appointed Regional Sales Manager covering Texas and Louisiana for Dorner Mfg. Corp. In this new position with Dorner, Lister will be working with sales channel partners and key accounts to grow the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor business, as well as focusing on the automation
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Elgin, Ill. (June 30, 2017) ‐‐ The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) today announced the acquisition of CVP Systems, a leading manufacturer of high‐speed packaging systems for the meat processing industry.  The company is based in Downers Grove, Ill., and has approximately $20 million in annual revenues. Read Full Article

The Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance Foundation today announced it has awarded seven $10,000 scholarships that will be used towards completing the winners’ respective degrees within the meat sciences discipline.  The scholarship winners are: Chad Bower, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Luke Fuerniss, Colorado State University Brittney Bullard, Colorado State University Loni Lucherk, Texas Tech University Michael Cropp,
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Ruth Lorenz, Vice President of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Technology

A delegation from Messe Frankfurt is set to visit PROCESS EXPO in Chicago, in September. In a short interview, Ruth Lorenz, Vice President of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Technology, reports on what is planned and explains why ‘Food Technologies’ represent a business opportunity with such growth potential at Messe Frankfurt. Read Full Article

As of June 1, 2017, Meyer, a leading manufacturer of conveyor systems and equipment for the food processing industry, has been acquired by Precision, Inc.  Meyer has earned a reputation for the ability to provide customized solutions to its customers including high quality vibratory and bucket elevator systems as well as hopper-feeders and bulk box filling.
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