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Grote’s Latest Acquisition Grows Its Family of Brands’ Capabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 23, 2024 – Grote Company, a manufacturer of reliable, top-quality food slicing and assembly equipment and parent company to industry suppliers Vanmark and PFI, announced today that it has acquired ProFab, a food industry conveyor manufacturer, millwright, and process piping supplier and installer based in Springdale, Arkansas.

“Grote Company’s acquisition of ProFab adds to our ever-growing family of brands,” said Bob Grote, chief executive officer of Grote Company. “ProFab’s focus on the poultry industry and suite of services allows us to expand into new markets within the food processing industry. We’re pleased to welcome ProFab to the fold.”

Grote will integrate ProFab into its brands over the next several months; however, the company will remain a standalone operation in Springdale.

Each of Grote Company’s strategic purchases has further positioned it as a leading food processing equipment supplier to the world's industrial food market. Acquisitions include PFI, Vanmark, Advanced Food Technology, GME International, and Pizzamatic.

About ProFab

Established in 2003, ProFab is a one-stop shop for industrial food processing needs. The company designs custom stainless steel equipment for a broad range of industrial food processors across the U.S. Its team of experienced designers works closely with project managers to develop solutions that optimize manufacturing processes. Whether it’s processing equipment for poultry, beef, pork, or other meat products, ProFab has solutions tailored to fit.

About Grote Company’s Family of Brands

The Grote Company family of brands, which includes PFI and Vanmark, provides top-quality equipment and services to the food processing industry. Together, we offer more complete solutions to our customers and capitalize on our shared expertise and history in the industry. Visit Grote Company online at

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