Spec Engineering Strengthens Offerings for the Food & Beverage Market


Plainfield, IL, April 2, 2020 – Spec Engineering, a Gray company, is excited to announce that it is expanding its process and equipment offerings within its Candy Worx brand by bringing process equipment line manufacturer, Bottom Line Process Technologies (BLT), into the Spec Engineering equipment line. BLT Process brings nearly 30 years of experience in sugar confectionery, chocolate, beverage, cannabis, and non food (starch and paper) industries.


Spec is thrilled to announce the addition of Bottom Line Technologies (BLT) to our Candy Worx line of confectionery equipment and solutions. We have been fans of BLT and its innovative culture and solutions in the food and confectionery industries for many years,” says Brian Bernard, president of Spec Engineering. “By adding BLT’s expertise in-house, we believe we can deliver more innovative and comprehensive solutions for our customers’ current and future needs.


Spec Engineering brings over 40 years of innovative designs that are at the base of many successful brands in the industry. Together, Spec Engineering, through Candy Worx, and BLT can offer customers a more complete solution for confectionery processing needs such as BLT’s experience with gummies and bean-to-bar processing combined with the Candy Worx existing fondant, cooling wheel, and Revolv belt coating equipment.


John Vessa, president of BLT, will remain focused as an industry expert as he joins the Spec team as a Senior Application Engineer.


I am very fortunate to be joining the Spec team,” says Vessa. “In addition to broadening the scope of equipment and services we offer; our customers can expect continued excellence in support and partnership.


About Spec Engineering, A Gray Company
Since 1979, Spec has been a single source for system design and process equipment integration. We specialize in processing systems from raw materials through packaging. With over 40 years of expertise in storing, feeding, conveying, mixing, blending, batching, controls, and automation for food & beverage, bakery & confections, pet food, specialty chemical, plastics, minerals & concrete, nutraceuticals/nutritionals, coatings, and metal powders, Spec works with customers to meet demands in bulk processing and material handling by providing practical design solutions that cater to their unique needs. Our personalized solutions in equipment and technology give customers a competitive edge in the ever-changing global marketplace.


In 2012, Spec rolled out its Candy Worx brand to expand its reach into the confectionary, bakery, and cereal industries. In 2019, Spec joined the Gray family of brands to complement its process engineering services. As a Gray company, we continue to offer comprehensive expertise tailored to each customer’s needs.


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Spec Engineering is a Gray company.

Spec is a process engineering company, focused on best-in-class solutions for customers in the food, grain, minerals, chemicals, and pharma industries. In 2019, Spec became part of the Gray family of brands. As a Gray company, we continue to offer comprehensive expertise, catered to your scope, schedule, and budget.