SALEM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) announced today that it has completed the sale of its American Foodservice Company business unit to AFS All-American Millwork and Fabrication LLC, a portfolio company of All-American Holdings LLC, a private equity firm with offices in Atlanta and Nashville.
“The sale of the American Foodservice Company business is in line with our Food Service Equipment Group strategy to tighten its focus and improve margins,” said Standex President and CEO David Dunbar. “American Foodservice Company designs and manufactures custom fabricated stone, wood, stainless steel, solid surface and millwork products. The highly customized and specialized nature of this business presented few synergies with our core food service equipment business and was dilutive to its margins. We thank our American Foodservice employees for their contribution to Standex and wish them future success.”
As a result of the divestiture, Standex anticipates reporting charges of approximately $0.28 per share, post tax, in discontinued operations during the fourth quarter of fiscal 20141.
Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five broad business segments: Food Service Equipment Group, Engineering Technologies Group, Engraving Group, Electronics Products Group, and Hydraulics Products Group with operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, South Africa, India and China. For additional information, visit the Company's website at http://standex.com.
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