Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

AUG 2018

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people & events ACP Inc. attained ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management systems for design, development, manufacturing and distribution of rapid heating ovens and service parts. Alto-Shaam received the 2017 Education Provider of the Year award from Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). The annual award "rec- ognizes programs that provide high-quality, relevant education to foodservice consultant members." Curtis Restaurant Equipment opened a 13,000-square-foot branch office and showroom in Boise, Idaho. The Oregon-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer now operates five locations. The new location features a showroom and demonstration kitchen. Five Curtis associates staff the Boise location. Everidge, a manufacturer of walk-in coolers and freezers and other refrigerated foodservice equipment, expanded its Greeneville, Tenn., facility. The $1.25 million expansion increased the facility size by 30,000 square feet and capacity by 30 percent. First Watch Restaurants added the role of CEO to Chris Tomasso's duties, the restaurant chain's current president. Tomasso replaces Ken Pendery, who will be- come executive chairman of the board for the breakfast, brunch and lunch concept. In Pendery's new role as executive chairman he will work as a liaison between First Watch's management, board of directors and its private equity partner. Electrolux Professional added Pardee, Freeman Inc. and Starliper & Associates to its network of independent manufacturers' reps. Pardee, Freeman Inc. will repre- sent Electrolux in MAFSI Region 1, which includes Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Starliper & Associates will represent Electrolux in MAFSI Region 4, which includes Pennsylvania (except west of State College and Pittsburgh), New Jersey (Trenton and south) and Delaware. Eversys appointed Stuart Schwadron to serve as corporate sales director for the U.S. The Swiss manufacturer of automatic coffee equipment also opened an office in New York. Millstone Capital Advisors has acquired Native Foods Café, a plant-based, fast-casual restaurant chain. The concept will remain under the leadership of Scott McDonnell, the chain's president, and its management team. Founded in 1994, Na- tive Foods Café has 13 restaurants across California, Colorado, Oregon and Illinois. Minnesota-based Smart Care Equipment Solutions purchased Alpro Service Company. Alpro provides kitchen equipment maintenance and repair services in the New York City tri-state area. Founded in 1947, Alpro Service employs 38 people, including 18 field technicians. San Diego-based private investment firm High Bluff Capital Partners has ac- quired Taco Del Mar from Franchise Brands LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. T&S Brass and Bronze Works has acquired Klarco SRL, an Italian manufacturer of plumbing products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Klarco manufactures KODIAK Mixing at a higher level BuIlt fOr YOur NeeDs • Wider bowl with easier visibility • Mixing, portioning and transporting is carried out without lifting the bowl • Patented clear, dishwasher safe removable safety guard • Tilted front panel with large buttons for easy operation • Adjustable legs for a firm and stable hold the Perfect Mixer DesIgNeD BY YOu InBrief

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