May 15, 2009, Birmingham, OH — Bettcher
Industries, a worldwide manufacturer of equipment for food processing and
foodservice operations, purchased the assets of Reece Manufacturing
Company, a maker of breading tables and sifters used in fast food
establishments and other foodservice operations.
Reece’s sifters and tables have been sold
to the market for more than 15 years. The company's location in Kentucky
has given it access to important chain operators, and these relationships have
helped the company develop highly effective product designs, reports a company
According to Jim Wallace, foodservice group
director at Bettcher, the Reece acquisition is part of their strategy to
broaden its product line in support of foodservice operators that prepare and
serve fresh breaded menu items.
Bettcher Industries also announced that
manufacture of the sifter and breading table products will move to the
company's recently expanded headquarters facility in Northeast Ohio,