Middleby Corp. acquires Turkington USA

by Eric Schroeder
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ELGIN, ILL. — The Middleby Corp., a maker of food service equipment, has acquired the assets of Turkington USA, a maker of custom-built commercial bakery equipment, including ovens, mixers and coolers, located in Clayton, N.C.

“This acquisition further extends Middleby’s food processing platform adding a comprehensive line of proofing ovens, baking ovens and chilling systems for a variety of applications and baked goods,” said Selim A. Bassoul, chairman and chief executive officer of Middleby. “The Turkington equipment provides for a superior bake at industry leading speeds. This acquisition is highly complementary to our Auto-Bake business and further enhances Middleby’s overall food processing business.”

Turkington filed a notice Feb. 13 with the North Carolina Department of Commerce under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act indicating it had appointed a temporary receiver to either wind down or sell the business.

The Middleby Corp. develops, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used for commercial food cooking, preparation and processing. The company’s brands include Alkar, Anets, Armor Inox, Auto-Bake, Blodgett, Blodgett Combi, Beech Ovens, Bloomfield, Britannia, Carter-Hoffmann, CookTek, Cozzini, CTX, Danfotech, Doyon, Drake, FriFri, Giga, Holman, Houno, IMC, Jade, Lang, Lincat, MagiKitch’n, Maurer-Atmos, Middleby Marshall, MP Equipment, Nu-Vu, PerfectFry, Pitco Frialator, RapidPak, Southbend, Star, Toastmaster Turbochef, Turkington and Wells.

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