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Middleby Announces Partnership with Vyv to Offer Proprietary Antimicrobial Technology

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March 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT
ELGIN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 18, 2021– The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) today announced its investment and license agreement with Vyv, for use of the company’s proprietary, antimicrobial LED technology within Middleby food processing, commercial, and residential products. Middleby and Vyv are working to embed and deploy Vyv antimicrobial lighting technologies to create cleaner food environments.

Vyv is a continuous antimicrobial LED technology which greatly reduces the growth and presence of bacteria and other unwanted microorganisms. Because the innovation does not use ultraviolet light, it is certified to international standards for continuous and unrestricted use around people, plants and animals.

“We are excited to partner with Vyv and pair their proven, proprietary technology with Middleby innovation. Vyv antimicrobial technology has provided high levels of safety and sanitation through continuous protection for their customers, which are highly respected companies and well-known institutions. The company’s exclusive innovation has been successfully implemented in markets with complex challenges, and we know they are a great fit with Middleby and our strategy,” said James K. Pool III, Middleby Chief Technology and Operations Officer. “As we rapidly develop and bring new, innovative products to market addressing food and foodservice safety, partnering with Vyv ensures we will offer the most advanced products in the market to promote the health and wellness for our operators and their customers.”

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