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.


“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.