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Unified Brands to Update its Manufacturing Structure

Multiline foodservice equipment manufacturer Unified Brands plans to restructure its manufacturing, engineering and support facilities. As part of this plan, which will begin later this year and run throughout 2019, Unified Brands will create manufacturing centers, each with its own special focus.

Unified Brands will open a manufacturing operation in Vicksburg, Miss., that will specialize in the production of the company’s standard and configured products. Unified Brands’ operations in Pryor, Okla., will begin to transition to the new manufacturing facility effective immediately. The company’s operations in Byram, Miss., will transition to Vicksburg over the next year.

Unified Brands also plans to invest in its Weidman, Mich., facility, which will specialize in differentiated custom-engineered products. The Farwell, Mich., operations team will transition to the upgraded Weidman facility. 

Corporate headquarters will remain in Conyers, Ga., also home to the company’s culinary training center.

The company does not expect the manufacturing restructure to affect total employee headcount, product inventory, or manufacturing lead times, per a company release.