Marlen International to Exhibit Marlen and Carruthers Food Processing Equipment at Pack Expo International 2014

Marlen International, Inc. announced today its plans to exhibit the Company's latest designs in Marlen and Carruthers food processing machines, including a Marlen OPTI 100 vacuum pump with a MINI-COV volumetric portioner, Carruthers AE5000 2D dicer, and Carruthers Auto-shredder.

Riverside, MO - November 2, 2014 - Marlen International, Inc. announced today its plans to exhibit the Company's latest designs in Marlen and Carruthers food processing machines, including a Marlen OPTI 100 vacuum pump with a MINI-COV volumetric portioner, Carruthers AE5000 2D dicer, and Carruthers Auto-shredder.

"This is an exciting time for Marlen International," stated Nathan Stegall, engineering and R&D manager. "Our engineering and product management teams have worked hard together to design these new offerings, each featuring maximum efficiencies, and engineered to the latest sanitary design standards."

Stegall continued, "Our new OPTI 100 vacuum pump features a capacity of up to 10,000 pounds per hour and is equipped with all the basics of a Marlen twin-piston pump at a fraction of the cost, allowing us to fulfill smaller food applications or small- to mid-sized plant production needs. This combined with our newly designed Carruthers AE5000 2D dicer and Carruthers Auto-Shredder enables us to cater to a broader audience of food processors and packagers at PACK EXPO International."

About Marlen International
Headquartered in Riverside, Missouri, Marlen International, Inc. is a global manufacturer of food processing equipment for a variety of products including meat, poultry, pet food, fish, vegetables, fruit, bakery, confectioneries, snacks and dairy goods. Marlen International products are sold under the Marlen and Carruthers brand names. For more than 50 years, Marlen International has manufactured pumping, portioning, filling, size reduction, thermal processing and material handling equipment for pumping, portioning, filling, dicing, grinding, slicing, reducing, chilling and cooking food products. Hundreds of blue chip food processors turn to Marlen International for highly engineered products, replacement parts, and field services. Marlen International is a Duravant Company. For more information, visit www.marlen.com.

About Duravant
Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Duravant is a global engineered equipment company with an over 100-year operating history. 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.



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