B&P Process Equipment and Systems LLC, the Saginaw, Mich.-based maker of batch mixers, extruders and centrifuges, has acquired the assets of Littleford Day Inc. of Florence, Ky., boosting its position in batch and continuous mixing in markets including pharmaceutical, chemical, food, plastics, animal nutrition and coatings.
The Littleford Day business will be conducted by B&P Littleford Day LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of B&P Process Equipment. Terms were not disclosed.
B&P will relocate production from Florence to Saginaw, and will maintain an office in Florence, said Robert Naglick, B&P's chief financial officer.
Littleford Day has a knowledge base from more than 50 years of running its Process Solutions Center. The company makes a wide range of equipment, including high-intensity mixers, reactor/dryers, compounding equipment, mechanical shear processors and dispersers.
B&P announced the acquisition June 15.
“The combination of Littleford Day Inc. with our expertise in continuous mixing applications will provide our clients with the best equipment to fit any application in both batch and continuous mixing,” said Larry Slovin, president and CEO of B&P. “The acquisition is also expected to result in greater efficiencies, product improvements and better opportunities for customers.”
Littleford Day has a colorful history. In 1850, the company expanded into machines for Cincinnati bakeries. The company introduced a ribbon blender in the 1890s. Littleford Day also has made equipment for the brewery industry and road paving.
The big expansion into plastics equipment came in the 1970s, when Littleford Day developed mixing equipment for the PVC industry.