Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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June 1, 2006

Economic Report:
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Public E&S Companies Show Strength In First Quarter
Technomic Says Gasoline Prices Starting To Bite Foodservice
Sentiment Down, Inflation Up, GDP Not Up Enough, Wall Street Down
Heard In The Aisles At The NRA Show

Regulatory Report:
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Franke Foodservice Systems
W.Va. Adopts NFPA Fire, Life Safety Codes
Companies Pull Soft Drinks From All U.S. Public Schools
Philly, Bismarck Post Restaurant Inspections Online
Vigo County Snuffs One Smoking Ordinance, Fires Up Another
UK Issues New School Lunch Nutrition Rules

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In This Section:
Enodis Launches Programs, Financing For Major Energy Push
Dunne, O'Brien, Best Unveil Market Consulting Firm
EPA Names Victory A Manufacturing Partner
CFESA Seeks Biker Members To Ride To Santa Fe
H&K, Sodexho, Snyder Win NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards

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Enodis Launches Programs, Financing For Major Energy Push
Want help on the energy front? At the National Restaurant Association Show last month in Chicago, Enodis PLC unveiled multiple programs, including special financing, for operators looking to cut energy usage.

The New Port Richey, Fla., company has introduced a special Enodis EnerLogic seal, an easy-to-identify visual tag depicting three separate flame-shaped petals that come together to form a flower. The seal marks Enodis models that meet specific energy- and resource-efficiency standards. Different categories of equipment face different kinds of industry standards, so pieces of equipment qualifying for the company's EnerLogic seal will meet or exceed California Energy Commission rebate standards, or meet the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star standards, or else meet Federal Energy Management Program criteria for employing energy-saving technology, renewable energy, water efficiency or sustainable design and operations. In all, among its many brands, Enodis produces more than 100 products earning the EnerLogic seal.

To encourage operators to make the move to more efficient equipment, Enodis has announced a special 90-day deferred-payment financing plan for any Enerlogic-qualified equipment purchased. The special financing deal will be available to qualified operators through Sept. 30, 2006, exclusively through Enodis Financing on energy-saving products from Cleveland, Convotherm, Dean, Delfield, Frymaster, Garland, Ice-O-Matic, Jackson, Lincoln and Scotsman.

The company, riding the crest of a massive R&D effort in recent years, introduced 14 new products at the National Restaurant Association Show, and its Lincoln IR Conveyor Toaster and Convotherm by Cleveland combi oven-steamer were among the NRA's Kitchen Innovation Award recipients.


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Dunne, O'Brien, Best Unveil Market Consulting Firm
We admit it: We can't keep up with C. Wayne Best. No sooner did he retire from Carrier Corp. early this year than he launched multiple new activities.

In January we reported he'd taken the position of CEO at the National Service Cooperative, a nationwide network of service agencies organized to provide seamless support for sprawling chain operations. In April we wrote that Best had announced NSC would distribute the XDX Innovative Refrigeration valve for retrofit applications.

In March, Best joined with John K. Dunne and Rich O'Brien, partners in the Dallas-based rep group known as Dunne Group, to form Dunne, O'Brien, Best. Along with core team members Doris Baker, Jane Dunne and Greg Morris, the entire group provides a wide range of services including independent manufacturer' rep services, market consulting, public relations and marketing services.

With extensive foodservice equipment-industry experience, DOB offers its array of services to all sectors of the industry, from operators to manufacturers to distribution, consultants and service companies.

Headquarters is located at the Regency Plaza, Suite 1440, 3710 Rawlins St., Dallas, Texas 75219. Phone 214/443-4450. Fax 214/443-4451.

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EPA Names Victory A Manufacturing Partner
A moment of respect for a driver of energy efficiency: Victory Refrigeration has been declared a 2006 Energy Star Manufacturing partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. The achievement marks the first time in Energy Star's 14-year history that a foodservice equipment maker has been so honored.

The Cherry Hill, N.J., division of AGA Foodservice Equipment was recognized this spring by the government agencies for producing the most energy-efficient models equipment in the refrigeration category—more than 480 refrigerator and freezer models have earned Energy Star ratings—as well as its promotion of energy efficient foodservice operations and energy-education efforts on behalf of consultants, operators and manufacturers' reps.

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CFESA Seeks Biker Members To Ride To Santa Fe
If you can answer "Yes" to the next three questions, we may have a ride for you.

Got a motorcycle?

Do you belong to the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association or the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers as a factory service representative?

Are you attending the joint CFESA/NAFEM Service Members conference taking place in Santa Fe, N.M., Aug. 27-28?

If so, polish off that helmet and toughen up those riding muscles—there's a ride in your near future. A scenic one, too, as it traverses the mountains surrounding Santa Fe, N.M.

CFESA member Scott Hester is looking for riders to rendezvous in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Amarillo, Texas. If you want more information, call Hester at 888-866-9276, or email him at

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H&K, Sodexho, Snyder Win NSF Food Safety Leadership Awards
NSF Int'l. has announced the six winners of its third annual Food Safety Leadership Awards, a program created to recognize significant achievements in food safety.

H&K Int'l. was honored with a food safety leadership award for developing Safe-T-Shroud, a cold pan accessory that safely holds perishable food in open condiment rails using a top-down refrigeration design.

Sodexho USA, Gaithersburg, Md., won the food safety leadership award for systems improvement for its Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point program, which includes such new technology as electronic food safety communication, expanded training, electronic recordkeeping, product quality assurance and food security.

Dr. Peter Snyder, Jr., president of Hospitality Institute of Technology & Management in St. Paul, Minn., was recognized for his lifetime commitment to food safety education. For over fifty years, Dr. Snyder has provided food technology and management education to the hospitality industry and government personnel.

Other award recipients include Hormel Foodservice, Austin, Minn.; Maple Leaf Foods, Toronto; and Dr. Ranzell Nickelson II, Standard Meat Co./Cargill, Dallas.

The awards were presented at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, during the National Restaurant Association Show.

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