Graco acquires Machine Technologies

Graco acquires Machine TechnologiesGraco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) is a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment. Recently, the company announced that it has acquired Machine Technologies LLC. Machine Technologies is a Texas-based manufacturer of both mortar pumps and continuous mixers. After Graco acquires Machine Technologies, Machine Technoligies’ products will then become part of the product portfolio of Graco’s Applied Fluid Technologies Division (AFTD).

“The acquisition aligns with our strategies to deliver leading technologies and expand our worldwide business,” said Graco AFTD Director of Sales and Marketing Tim White. “Machine Technologies’ products are rugged, durable and well respected in the mortar arena. This is an exciting opportunity for Graco as we continue to expand our capabilities in the construction industry.”

Contractors use Machine Technologies’ pumps and mixers for concrete restoration projects. They also use them for self-leveling underlayments, fireproofing and grouting applications. Additionally, they are good for Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) installations. There was no disclosure of the financial terms of the transaction.

About Graco Inc.

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction, and maintenance industries.

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