Mellott, Southern Machinery strike a deal

By |  May 4, 2023

Logo: Mellott Company

Mellott acquired Southern Machinery, a Tennessee-based company specializing in engineering design and the furnishing of material processing systems and components.

Southern Machinery was founded in 1958.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our family, dedicated associates and loyal business partners,” says Abbay Blankenship, Southern Machinery owner and president. “With Mellott’s expertise and resources, Southern Machinery will grow to better serve our customers by adding to our inventory, sales force and service teams.”

Rich Blake, president and CEO of Mellott, is excited about the partnership.

“In Southern Machinery, we add another quality business partner with a long history of serving the aggregates industry,” Blake says. “Abbay and her team bring experience, core competency and a customer focus that will further strengthen Mellott as the preeminent service provider to the industry.”

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