Wind Point Partners plans to merge two of its portfolio companies—Hearthside Food Solutions and Ryt-way Industries. The combined company will be a contract food manufacturer with over $1 billion in sales and 19 manufacturing facilities across seven states. Hearthside, acquired by Wind Point in April 2009, is a bakery and full-service contract manufacturer of grain-based food and snacks. Ryt-way, acquired in August 2008, is a Minnesota-based packaging company that serves food and consumer products companies. The merger is expected to take effect in late May.
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