Spiroflow Systems growing in Monroe as it moves bulk products for customers
24 July 2014
Spiroflow Systems Inc. of Monroe doesn’t talk about what its next acquisition will be, only that it’s almost certain.
The 30-employee company, which makes equipment to move bulk materials, is on a growth track. And buying other companies is its chosen method of expanding.
“We grow through acquisitions,” says Carolynn Sarver, Spiroflow director of marketing. In the latest deal, the company bought the assets of Control & Metering of Mississauga, Ontario, last year after the Canadian company had filed for bankruptcy.
Three key people and some patented processes came to Spiroflow’s facility in Monroe with that purchase, Sarver says. Sarver believes employment growth will follow as Spiroflow buys more companies. But those details are closely held.
Jeffrey Dudas is CEO at Spiroflow. The company has operated in the Charlotte area since 1991.
In 2013, the privately held company moved into the much larger 109,000-square-foot building at 1609 Airport Road in Monroe, relocating from another Union County building.
The company's engineers design materials-handling systems and conveyor products that move items ranging from sugar at a commercial bakery to peanuts in a processing center. The systems are then assembled at the Monroe site.
Customers include companies such as Golden Grove Candy Co. of Warsaw, N.C., which recently bought a bulk bag-filling system from Spiroflow. That new system allows the company to fill 300 huge bulk bags of peanuts a day, up from 20 a day using hand-filling methods.
“The automated filling system eliminated all operator contact with the product, which significantly reduced possible product contamination,” Sarver states in a case study of Golden Grove. Spiroflow’s study of Golden Grove on Spiroflow’s website presents some interesting details about the two companies.
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