Middleby: Acquires Trade-Wind Manufacturing LLC

Elgin / IL. (tmc) The Middleby Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of equipment for the commercial foodservice, announced the acquisition of Trade-Wind Manufacturing LLC, a premier manufacturer of ventilation innovation for indoor and outdoor residential use. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Trade-Wind has approximately USD 10 million in annual revenues. «Trade-Wind is a technology and design leader in residential ventilation. The company has been rapidly growing due to its reputation for creating beautiful, custom ventilation solutions,» says Middleby CEO Tim FitzGerald. «Trade-Wind complements our indoor and outdoor residential cooking brands, allowing us to offer customers a broader portfolio of exciting designs and solutions. For years, Middleby Residential has had a highly successful partnership distributing Trade-Wind, demonstrating the strategic fit for our platform. The addition of Trade-Wind provides an opportunity for greater synergies and a deeper integration with all Middleby Residential brands, accelerating our growth opportunities.»