The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.


  • Marlen Opti 340

    Vacuum Stuffing & Pumping

    Marlen OPTI series vacuum stuffing and pumping machines feature twin piston pumping systems with a variety of hopper options designed to match product requirements. This series is available in multiple capacities ranging from 10,000 to 34,000 lbs. per hour production rates.
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  • cat2

    Size Reduction

    Carruthers industry-leading size reduction equipment includes slicers, meat dicers, shredders, and jet knives. No machines on the market today can match their versatility or accuracy. These state-of-the-art, continuous flow, fresh or cooked product machines allow our customers to take control of their processing with less handling, improved hygiene, and reduced labor costs.
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  • cat3

    Thermal Processing

    Marlen food processing equipment uses the most current technology and innovation to provide workable solutions for your cooking and chilling needs. Marlen thermal processing solutions include custom designed industrial smokehouses, food processing batch ovens and cookers as well as industrial dehydrators for pet treats.
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  • Afobrander

    Searing, Roasting & Bar Marking

    Our Afoheat thermal processing offering consists of gas powered infrared and direct flame technologies for grilling, roasting, searing and bar marking meat and poultry, fish, vegetables and baked goods. We add value through our capabilities that enhance the appearance, aroma or taste of value-added food products with our broad set of continuous thermal technologies.
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  • unitherm

    Unitherm Products

    With a robust portfolio of innovative solutions for unique food processing methods, our Unitherm product line includes highly advanced cooking, chilling, pasteurizing and freezing equipment designed with hygiene in mind.
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  • cat4


    Carruthers filling equipment uses innovative technology to solve hard-to-fill product problems. Our equipment is designed to fill non-liquid solids such as meat, poultry, seafood, rice, pasta, vegetables and more. Dry or marinated product can be processed accurately, and without damage. Products considered “hand fill only” can now be processed at a very high volume.
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  • cat5


    We have a complete line of portioning equipment to satisfy almost any scenario. Exact weight, volumetric, dynamic and transducer portioning are available options designed to fit your application.
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  • Image_Stainless-Rack

    Food Handling

    Marlen is the solution for sanitary stainless products for food handling and transport needs. Our stainless steel racks, loading hoppers, dumpers, cart lifters, dump buggies, vats, floor drains, molds and automated molded product systems are custom engineered to improve yield and optimize throughput.
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