GSI Group, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, announced April 6 that it has finalized its acquisition of Hired Hand, an agricultural and livestock equipment business located in Bremen, Ala., according to a GSI press release.

GSI expects this acquisition to strengthen its position in the poultry equipment market by offering customers both its Cumberland and the Hired Hand brands.

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“This acquisition will give our products an even broader exposure to the worldwide market as well as align our business with a company that is committed to enhancing its leadership position in the poultry industry,” said Shawn Crider, president and CEO of Hired Hand.