Bettcher Industries’ acquires Cantrell to spread its wings across poultry industry


Foodservice equipment manufacturer Bettcher Industries has acquired Cantrell, a manufacturer of equipment and systems for the poultry processing industry.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Ohio, Bettcher Industries is a developer and manufacturer of innovative equipment for the foodservice and food processing industries.

Cantrell will join formerly acquired Gainco to form a national provider of poultry equipment and parts, under Bettcher Industries’ ownership.

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The company announced that Dane Woods and Tony Rice of Cantrell will remain in their roles as leaders of the company.

Joe Cowman, president of Bettcher’s, said: “Dane Woods and Tony Rice will remain as co-general managers, and Cantrell customers will see no changes in how we serve them. We anticipate offering expanded solutions and services by building synergies with our companion businesses.”

With nearly 50 years since its founding in 1972, Cantrell designs and delivers quality products and parts that meet the needs of the poultry processing industry.

Among the products the company manufactures are evisceration and picking equipment, second processing equipment, wing segmenters, vacuum systems and spare parts.

Dane Woods, general manager of Cantrell, said: “Total commitment to customers is, as always, our top priority. Every Cantrell customer will have access to the same fine products, parts, and support that have defined our success in the marketplace.”

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