Massman Automation Designs, LLC ( announces the acquisition of the Packaging Equipment Division of Bedford Technology® LLC. This acquisition complements Massman’s existing product lines and will broaden our presence in the consumer packaging market. Massman will be able to offer customers a wider range of products and solutions for recloseable packaging solutions including Tin Tie, Ring, and Twist tie machines. Bedford Technology, based in Worthington MN, was started in 1998 to design and manufacture packaging equipment and to manufacture and sell Plastic Lumber. Since then, Bedford Technology has steadily grown to produce packaging equipment for a variety of applications with or without tie reclosures. Bedford Technology will continue to operate it Plastic Lumber business going forward.