In 1945 Harry Moline, after
inventing the hexagonal rotary donut cutter, started Moline Inc. in
Duluth, Minnesota. Expansion of the product line into
sheeting and dough processing systems for industrial and commercial use
carried the business to 1972 when it was acquired by the Pillsbury
Company. Integration into this major corporation broadened Moline’s
international presence and added the Industrial Frying Line which is
manufactured by Moline to this day. In 1991, the company became
privately held again and operates as Moline Machinery LLC.
In 1995 Moline purchased the
industrial product line from Donut Corporation of America (DCA)
increasing market share in the industrial donut equipment business.