WECO and Multiscan Technologies (“Multiscan”), both members of the Duravant family of operating companies, have entered into a strategic partnership to support nut, fruit and vegetable packers and processors across the United States, Canada and Mexico. In these regions, the WECO sales and service organization is now selling, leasing and supporting Multiscan’s optical sorters and other inspection equipment including turnkey solutions.
 “Bringing two leading suppliers together in this way provides enormous value to both WECO and Multiscan customers,” said Don Douglas, president of WECO. “With the addition of Multiscan’s technology to WECO’s portfolio, we’re able to deliver even more sorting and pre-sorting solutions that address a broader range of turnkey line layouts and capacity requirements. And with WECO’s industry-leading sales and service network, Multiscan’s North American customers can receive the highest level of support to maximize uptime and improve efficiency of their operations. It’s a huge win all around.”
 Multiscan machine vision systems complement existing WECO sorting and moisture monitoring technologies for a variety of in-shell nut products to help customers manage product quality, improve yield, increase line throughput and reduce labor requirements. In addition, Multiscan’s industry-leading solutions for the avocado, cherry, citrus, olive, pomegranate and fresh tomato markets will now benefit from WECO’s leasing program and extensive service organization.
 WECO’s customer service organization provides installation and start-up services, preventive maintenance, technology upgrades, and 24/7 emergency assistance. 
 About Duravant
Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Through their portfolio of operating companies, Duravant delivers trusted end-to-end process solutions for customers and partners through engineering and integration expertise, project management and operational excellence. With worldwide sales distribution and service networks, they provide immediate and lifetime aftermarket support to all the markets they serve in the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors. Duravant’s market-leading brands are synonymous with innovation, durability and reliability.