Potato Chip Production

20th July 2023 – Sale of Complete Potato Chip Production Plant

Rabin, in partnership with CRG, is selling a complete potato chip production facility formerly operated by Mikesell’s Snack Food Company. The complete production plant, alongside the purchase or lease of the real estate, will be offered in its entirety throughout June. In the absence of offers by the 30th of June, the equipment will be offered for sale by auction on the 20th of July.

Ohio based Mikesell’s Snack Food Company was founded in 1910. The firm manufactured snack food products including popcorn, potato chips, pretzels and cheese curls for distribution throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Central Illinois and Indiana. The closure of the firm was announced earlier this year.

The plant features: potato receiving and preparation equipment including fully enclosed truck with trailer hydraulic dumping system, raw potato storage bin system with Heat & Control dumper, Heat & Control tandem peeling system and Heat & Control starch recovery deck; batch type kettle chip cooking system; continuous chip cooking department including (2) Heat & Control continuous hot oil chip frying systems, Urschel CC potato slicers with pre wash reels and Heat & Control model HX-80 hot oil heat exchanger; Maddox MX650 baked cheese puff line (including (3) puff extruders, continuous belt baked puff oven and rotary seasoner with (2) make-up kettles, pumps and ingredient sprayer; bagging and packaging equipment, material handling and facility support equipment and more.

Industrial asset liquidation, auction and real estate investment expert Rabin has over 60 years of experience in the field, focusing particularly on the purchase of complete facilities.  Established in the early 1950s, the family-held firm has grown to be an industry leader with a global presence, selling assets and facilities across a broad range of industry sectors.

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