Barry-Wehmiller acquires Mateer Burt

Barry-Wehmiller gains filling and labeling manufacturing capabilities with Mateer Burt acquisition.

Robert Chapman, chairman/CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., St. Louis, MO, announced the May 28 acquisition of the majority of the assets and business of Mateer Burt, a leading domestic manufacturer of auger filling and labeling equipment serving the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and personal care markets.

“Filling and labeling technology is a focus for market leadership, and this acquisition will accelerate the achievement of our strategic goals,” stated Timothy J. Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller group executive.

Mateer Burt’s auger fillers will be integrated with Barry-Wehmiller’s filler product lines, enhancing its dry filling capabilities and significantly broadening its customer base. Furthermore, Mateer Burt’s pressure-sensitive labeling products will enhance Barry-Wehmiller’s current labeling capabilities.

This purchase represents the 21st acquisition in 14 years for Barry-Wehmiller. For more information see the company Web site at

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