Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

MAR 2018

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MARCH 2018 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • 15 people & events Giving a Voice to the Operator Customer FE&S Editorial Director Joe Carbonara (standing) moderates the Voice of the Customer panel discussion at a conference in Louisville, Ky., hosted by SEFA, an Illinois-based foodservice equipment and supplies buying group. Seen here are (left to right): Jack Molidor, director of purchasing, Louisville Mar- riott Downtown; Martha Rardin, director of nutrition/di- etetics professional services, Hendricks Regional Health and president elect for the Association of Healthcare Foodservice; Gretchen Boyd, coordinator, equipment procurement and food safety, Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools and Jason Jones, executive chef, Ashbourne Farms. Carlisle Companies Inc. will sell Carlisle FoodService Products to The Jordan Company of New York City for $750 million in cash. The deal is subject to certain adjust- ments and customary closing conditions. It is expected to close in the first quarter. Gaylord Industries added Anderson Foodservice Solutions to its network of in- dependent manufacturers' reps. Anderson will represent the manufacturer of ventila- tion solutions in metropolitan Chicago, Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Globe Equipment Company, a Bridgeport Conn.-based foodservice equipment and supply dealer, has acquired certain assets of E & A Restau- rant Equipment, located in Plainfield, N.J. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. At nearly 90 years old, E & A serves the greater New Jersey and New York markets through its showroom, outside sales, and bid departments. Joel Green has been hired to serve as president of the new division that will operate as E & A Restaurant Supply. Established in 1938, Globe Equipment services Connecticut through the company's showroom and outside sales team, along with a government (GSA) division, inter- national division and website. California-based consultant firm Fisher-Nickel recently named MEIKO's M-IQ flight-type dishwashing machine as best-in-class. Two Boston-based multiconcept operators — The Met Restaurant Group and Stephanie's Restaurant Group — have merged to form Sidell Hospitality. These two companies were led by sister restaurateurs Kathy Sidell of The Met Restaurant Group and Stephanie Sokolove of Stephanie's Restaurant Group. The move will assimilate both brands under one or- ganization including Sokolove's Stephanie's restaurants in Boston's Back Bay, South End and South Boston and Sidell's five restau- rants that include: Met Back Bay in Boston, Met Bar & Grill located in Dedham and Natick, Mass., Met on Main in Nantucket, Mass., and Saltie Girl, in Boston. Private equity firm H.I.G. will acquire Wastequip, a manufacturer of waste equipment, from Centerbridge Partners. Centerbridge, a private investment firm, acquired Wastequip in 2012. Wastequip's existing management team will continue to run the business going forward. InBrief

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