Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

APR 2018

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10 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • APRIL 2018 people & events National Restaurant Association Names 2018 KI Award Winners The National Restaurant Association announced the 22 recipients of its 2018 Kitchen Innovations Awards. • Air Oasis Bi-Polar Ice Bpi200 • Alto-Shaam Vector F-Series Multi-Cook Oven • Antunes GST-1H Flatbread Toaster • Astra Shunsuke Peeling Machine • Bizerba GSP H & HD Illuminated Safety Slicers, Manual, Semi-Automatic and Fully-Automatic Operation • Evo MultiZone Plancha • FLAT Tech FLAT Equalizers • Garland (Welbilt) Instinct Induction Countertop Line • Genius Pan LLC Genius Pan • Hoshizaki America KMEdge Ice Machine Series • Markov Level RF Oven • Marra Forni Electric Brick Oven with Open Mouth • Marra Forni Rotator Deck Brick Oven with Double Mouth Opening • Multiplex (Welbilt) FreshBlender • Omni-Rinse Integrated Rinsing System • Prince Castle Modular Holding Bin • Sealed Air Corporation Cryovac FlexPrep EZ Dispensing • Soda Gun Jetter • Structural Concepts Corporation Foodscaping Wells • Structural Concepts Corporation Reveal Frameless Glass Food Displays • Vitamix Aerating Container • Vulcan SonicSafe Ultrasonic Scale Prevention for Steamers The 22 products listed above were selected by a panel of independent judges based on their ability to solve a variety of challenges foodservice operators from all industry segments face. These products will be on display in the KI Showroom, part of the National Restaurant Association's annual trade show taking place May 19-22 in Chicago's McCormick Place. Three commercial foodservice equipment service agents — Duffy's Equipment Service, Appliance Installation & Service and Express Commercial Services — have merged into one business. Together, the three companies will now do business as Duffy's – AIS. The new company's leadership team includes: Patrick Duffy, president; Wayne Stoutner, CEO; Paul Glowacki, vice president and Paul Tou- katly, vice president. "These companies have a combined experience of nearly 100 years servicing and installing commercial and indus- trial kitchen equipment throughout Upstate New York," Toukatly said. "Our companies have always competed at a high level and worked together on a variety of projects over the years. Over time, we learned that working together made projects go faster, smoother and more efficient for everyone involved." As a result of the merger, Duffy's – AIS will have approximately 50 technicians in the field with the ability to provide factory authorized service for all major manufacturers over 40,000 square miles. "Bringing together the best at- tributes of these three companies will make for one stronger company in the future," Stoutner said. "Providing quality service throughout our territory, continuing intensive training programs for our technicians, and utilizing best practices of all three companies will allow Duffy's – AIS to set the standard for service throughout Upstate New York for many years to come." The company's headquarters will operate from their centrally located facil- ity in Sauquoit, N.Y., which was the home of Duffy's Equipment Services. The other locations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Binghamton, and Schenecta- dy will remain open as regional offices. The projected size of the food delivery market by 2022, which includes both groceries and restaurant food. Source: Pentallect 24.5 billion Three Upstate New York Service Agents Merge to form Duffy's - AIS

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