‘Dominant’ Bettcher looking to diversify

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Rachel Abbey McCafferty.

Bettcher Industries Inc. has been through a number of changes in recent years. In fall 2014, the Birmingham, Ohio-based food processing equipment manufacturer became 100% employee-owned and has been making investments and upgrades in the plant since then.

The most recent investment was in the Bettcher Innovation Center, which opened officially on Tuesday, June 7. Vice president of marketing Paul Pirozzola said Bettcher spent about $500,000 to turn 1,425 square feet in the company’s 108,581-square-foot headquarters into a test kitchen, a demo lab and a space for collaboration…

…The growth of Bettcher’s Exsurco Medical Inc. subsidiary is a good example, as it took the blade technology Bettcher was familiar with and applied it to a new market: tissue donation. It helped the company diversify while remaining close to its “core,” he said…

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Originally published June 5, 2016.

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