The Fitzpatrick Company is among the global leaders in process technology. The company manufactures equipment customized to specific requirements. It designs size-reduction, roll-compaction, prebreaking and drying equipment. The Fitzpatrick Company s research and development operations focus on microwave vacuum drying, inert processing, fine particle sizing, product containment and pulp processing. The company s additional testing and support services are provided from Sint-Niklaas, Belgium; and Tokyo. It serves 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries that range from small family-run operations to Fortune 500 corporations. The Fitzpatrick Company maintains manufacturing facilities, test laboratories and service support offices at its world headquarters in Elmhurst, Ill.