RGF acquires AFL to expand food processing safety lines

By Jenny EAGLE

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Martino used part of her 10% share of McDonald's stock to purchase AFL
Martino used part of her 10% share of McDonald's stock to purchase AFL

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RGF Environmental Group (RGF) has finalized an agreement with Martino Industries (Martino) to acquire AFL Industries (AFL), whose clients include Burger King, Coca Cola, Frito Lay and CSP Foods.

RGF installs ozone and ultraviolet systems in the anti-microbial treatment of beef, pork, poultry, seafood, vegetables, fruit, pasta, grain, water and ice.

Ron Fink, president/CEO, RGF, said the strategic acquisition will help the company broaden its industrial wastewater treatment systems and provide greater opportunities with its safety product lines with large food processing customers.

Plant personnel

All of AFL's sales, engineering, accounting and customer service/plant personnel will come onboard with similar positions at RGF, while continuing to maintain the AFL website, phone and fax numbers providing uninterrupted service to their customers​,” he said.

The acquisition will be fully integrated into RGF's current 100,000-square-foot operations facility in Florida, US.

AFL Industries, also based in Florida, is a manufacturer of prefabricated oil/water separators and other specialty wastewater treatment equipment.

VTC separators

AFL engineers, designs and distributes its patented VTC (vertical tube coalescers) separators, oil stop valves, safety sumps and rotary pipe oil skimmers across food processing industries around the world.

Martino Industries was founded by June Martino, the former secretary/bookkeeper to McDonald's founder Ray Kroc.

Martino used part of her 10% share of McDonald's stock to purchase AFL, moving it from Chicago to Riviera Beach in 1979.  Her son, Joel Martino, has run the company since that time.

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