From the first day it opened shop in 2005, McFarland-based Bioionix has been a valuable source when it comes to food safety and quality. The company specializes in machinery that kills bacteria and other harmful food pathogens such as salmonella, listeria, E. coli, yeast and mold. The company’s customer base includes four continents including North America, Africa, South America and Europe.

John Van Arsdale, director of sales and marketing, said it made sense to put the company’s global headquarters in McFarland near the University of Wisconsin.