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From the desk of Joe Cowman, President of Cantrell•Gainco Poultry Group

I am pleased to announce that Bettcher Industries has acquired the assets of Cantrell, an important U.S.-based manufacturer of equipment and systems for the poultry processing industry. With this acquisition, we are helping to fulfill our objectives to expand our presence in the poultry industry, including the ability to offer a wider range of equipment and system solutions to processors.

The Cantrell acquisition is a natural strategic fit. In the nearly 50 years since its founding in 1972, Cantrell has earned a reputation for designing and delivering quality products and parts that meet the needs of the industry. Among the products Cantrell manufactures are evisceration and picking equipment, second processing equipment, wing segmenters, vacuum systems, and spare parts. Cantrell sells its products to leading poultry processors in the United States, Canada and Latin America. (To learn more about the products and services Cantrell offers, visit

The day-to-day operations of Cantrell are unaffected by the ownership change, although we intend to offer expanded solutions and services by building synergies with our companion business operations – particularly Gainco. Like Gainco, Cantrell is headquartered in Gainesville, Ga. This close proximity will benefit everyone as we collaborate on developing new products and solutions for you.

This acquisition is another exciting step forward for the Bettcher family of businesses. With Cantrell joining our organization, we are positioned for further expansion of our activities, and able to support you in more ways than ever before. Undergirding it all, total commitment to customers has been – and will continue to be – our top priority.

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