The Middleby Corp., Elgin, Ill., acquired Packaging Progressions, Inc. (Pacproinc), Souderton, Pa.

Pacproinc manufactures automated packaging technologies, including interleaving, underleaving, stacking and card dispensing systems for the protein and bakery segments.

“Pacproinc has been very successful in the development of highly-engineered, proprietary equipment that automates bacon, deli meat, fresh beef patty, protein alternative patty and pizza crust food processing lines. They have built a reputation as an innovative leader,” says Tim FitzGerald, chief executive officer of Middleby. “The Pacproinc solutions are highly complementary to our existing processing technologies, and will enable Middleby to supply a more complete system to customers and further extend our offerings in new and fast growing categories.”