Press Releases

March 2, 2022
New Site Upgrades User Experience, Highlights Company’s Custom Products and Services    MARION, Iowa – February 1, 2022 – Marion Process Solutions, a division of AMP Advanced Material Processing, announced today the launch of a redesigned company website, https://www.marionsolutions.com/. Visitors will immediately notice the enhanced user navigation and fresh look showcasing the markets that utilize Marion’s industry-leading mixing, drying and blending equipment.  The new website is updated for better mobile rendering, with new graphics and increased loading speed. Most importantly, the company has redesigned the navigation of the site to be centered on customer experience so visitors can easily find...

January 14, 2022
In order to continuously improve our customer satisfaction, our European territory coverage and our reactivity, it is our great pleasure to announce you that we have appointed the company PBH France as our new exclusive sales representative within the following territories: France including overseas territories Luxembourg French speaking regions of Belgium (Hainaut, Walloon Brabant, Namur, Liège) French speaking cantons of Switzerland (Genève, Vaud, Neufchâtel, Jura) Algeria Morocco Tunisia PBH France has an extensive experience in representing companies from the powder and granulates packaging industries. With complementary product lines and solutions, PBH France was a natural fit for Advanced Material Processing...

July 7, 2021
Move improves customer experience, offers complete process solutions, and accelerates product innovation capabilities CHICAGO, IL – Advanced Material Processing (AMP) today announced the formation of a new management team that consolidates the operations of its two subsidiary companies, Marion Process Solutions and Kason Corporation. Marion, based in Marion, Iowa, has been a leading producer of industrial mixing, drying and integrated material handling solutions for more than 85 years. Based in Millburn, New Jersey, Kason has for 65 years created sifting and screening, drying/cooling/moisturizing, and particle reduction solutions. Both companies are heavily involved in creating process solutions for multiple industries including food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, mineral, biomass, cannabis, plastics, and more....

March 15, 2021
Thermal Process Group will leverage current portfolio as consultative sales leaders CHICAGO, IL – Advanced Material Processing (AMP), a platform company of May River Capital, announced the formation of a new division: the AMP Thermal Process Group (AMP TPG). “Since the creation of AMP, it’s become clear to us that customers are seeking experts and process knowledge around solving their thermal processing challenges,” said Brad Sterner, CEO of AMP. “AMP is well-positioned to draw upon our thousands of site installations to share best practices, system configuration recommendations and equipment recommendations that will drive improved operational efficiencies down to the plant floor.” The newly...

September 3, 2019
New material processing equipment platform signals growth in sector  CHICAGO, IL – May River Capital (May River) a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on lower middle market industrial growth companies, announced today that it has established Advanced Material Processing (AMP), a new platform company focused on material processing equipment for such sectors as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and chemical. Concurrently, May River completed the acquisition of Kason Corporation, which will be a part of AMP, along with May River’s existing portfolio company, Marion Process Solutions.   “AMP is an exciting new platform for May River,” said May River’s Partner, Chip Grace. “Material processing equipment is a highly fragmented sector. Combining industry leading, complementary material processing equipment manufacturers will allow us to advance engineering capabilities, in addition to providing other synergies....

January 8, 2019
MARION, IOWA – Private equity firm May River Capital completed acquisition of Marion Process Solutions (“Marion” or “the company”) on December 31, 2018.  Marion manufactures industrial mixers and blenders, as well as microwave vacuum drying systems, for customers in the food, nutraceutical, mineral, plastic, chemical and biomass industries. The company was founded in 1938 in Marion, Iowa, and operated as Marion Mixers before changing its name to better represent its range of custom-manufactured processing solutions.   Former company owners, Barry Boyer and Jim Hoke, owned and grew the business for more than 20 years before deciding to sell it to May River in order to position the company for enhanced growth. Marion will continue operations under its current name, and Marion’s CEO, Lee Eilers, will continue to head...