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Reading Bakery Systems / HQ: Robesonia, Pa. / Employees: 130 / Shawn Moye, executive director of sales: “We offer a full range of equipment from the mixing into the packaging area.” Baking Up Success reading bakery systems says its machinery can help clients produce a diverse range of products. by alan dorich from mixing to packaging, reading bakery systems’ machines help the baking industry improve quality. As Reading Bakery Systems has served the food industry, it has found success by staying diversified, Executive Director of Sales Shawn Moye says. “[We are] not tied to one product category, [which] allows us to be extremely flexible in our offering,” he says. “If one type of business may be down, the other may be up.” Based in Robesonia, Pa., the company supplies equipment for the grain based food industry, including cookies, crackers, pretzels, baked snacks and bread. “We offer a full range of equipment from the mixing into the packaging area,” he says. Founder Edwin I. Groff started the 38 SPRING 2011 company in 1946 and initially focused on serving the pretzel industry, Moye says. Today, Groff’s son, Chairman E. Terry Groff, leads the firm, which now employs a staff of 130 and serves both large and small grain based food organizations. In addition, Reading Bakery Systems offers Thomas L. Green biscuit & cracker systems, Reading Pretzel and snack systems, Exact Continuous Mixing systems and the Reading Thermal SCORPION 2 Data Logging Measurement System for oven profiling. He notes that Reading Bakery Systems has grown over the years through acquisitions. This has included Exact Mixing, which it purchased two years ago. “We [had] worked with Exact for many, many years and probably done 40 installations [together] before actually acquiring them,” he says. Additionally, “Reading Bakery Systems’ Technical Support is the added value that seals the relationship with our customers,” the company says. “Our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations during the critical phases of installation and commissioning. We train your plant personnel to safely operate the equipment and consistently make high

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011

Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011
Business Value
Supply Chain
Patriot Forge Co.
Reading Bakery Systems
The South African Mint Co.
GCX Corp.
Jay Industries Inc.
Johnson Electric Coil Co.
Certified Transmission
Olhausen Billiards
Pace Industrues
RTI Claro
The Testor Corp.
Restonic Matresses
Advanced Automation
Anadigics Inc.
Hermes Cones & Snack Manufacturers
JR Automation Technologies LLC
Prodomax Automation Inc.
Stafford Manufacturing Corp.
New England Ropes
Berger Paints Trinidad Ltd.
Air Tractor
Artisans Inc.
Bermingham Foundation Solutions
Bowers Manufacturing Co.
Ferti Technologies
Industrial Acoustics
Morton Industries
Presstek Inc.
Ranco Fertiservice Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2011