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June 14, 2005








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Blue Chip Economists Hold Forecasts Steady
NRA's Restaurant Performance Index Edges Higher In April
Caterer Charts U.K. Equipment Market Up 4% In 2004


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Maine Restaurants Can Shop For Electricity Rates
51st W.Va. County Goes Smokeless While Another Battles On
New Jersey Schools Ponder Snack Attack
British Medicos Push Knife Ban, Say Points Are The Point
Toast May Get Cancer Warning Label In California



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In This Section:
Four Big Postings At Enodis
LED Study Sheds Light On Energy Savings
NRA Association Announces Hennessy Winners
IH/M&RS Calls For Gold Key Entries
Commercial Expands In Florida
Don Opens New Texas Facility

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Industry Report Kolpak/Manitowoc Foodservice Group

Four Big Postings At Enodis
Reflecting a chain reaction of postings, the New Port Richey, Fla., manufacturer recently named Chris Karssiens as group managing director for Asia, Kevin Fink as president of Ice-O-Matic, and Jim Weaks president of Enodis USA. In a separate move, Enodis announced Charles Kingdon will join Jackson MSC as president.

In his new position, Karssiens will oversee manufacturing, sales and service support for all Enodis brands in Asia. Karssiens, with more than 21 years' foodservice experience, most recently served as president of Denver-based Ice-O-Matic. Earlier posts include president of Jackson, the commercial warewashing division of Enodis; v.p. of sales for Scotsman; and commercial president of the Enodis Food Service Group. Karssiens will report directly to Enodis CEO David McCulloch.

Moving to fill the top slot at Ice-O-Matic, Fink brings a strong background in multi-brand sales, service and marketing. An 18-year industry vet, Fink most recently served as president of Enodis USA, where he led the launch of new multi-brand programs, establishment of the Enodis STAR service initiative and implementation of sales-channel. Past positions include commercial president for the Enodis Foodservice Group, and marketing v.p. at Frymaster. Fink will report to Randy Rossi, president of the Enodis North American Ice Group.

Replacing Fink as president of Enodis USA, Weaks has served as sales and marketing v.p. for Scotsman Ice Systems for the last five years. Prior to that he was director of marketing for Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, and before that, logged 19 years with Hobart Corp. Weaks will report to CEO Dave McCulloch.

Kingdon arrives as the new president of Jackson MSC from APW Wyott, where he served as corporate v.p. of business and product development. Prior to that, he was v.p. of engineering at Blodgett for 10 years. Kingdon will report to Bob Nerbonne, president of The Delfield Group.

Enodis operates 27 factories in eight countries. Its premium brands for the foodservice industry include Cleveland, Convotherm, Delfield, Frymaster, Garland, Jackson, Lincoln, Merrychef and Scotsman.

 

LED Study Sheds Light On Energy Savings
If you're looking to save money on energy—and who isn't?—then a recent field test conducted by the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., may be good news. The LRC tested a range of lighting scenarios in retail store display windows recently to determine whether energy-efficient lighting would still attract shoppers.

The eight-week test used slim-profile colored light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures in window displays at three stores in Los Angeles malls owned by a popular clothing retailer. To cut energy consumption by 30% to 50% in each window, the LRC eliminated all fluorescent lighting, reduced the number and wattage of halogen accent lights, and added LED fixtures to create colored backgrounds.

Surveys of 700 shoppers showed the windows with LED lighting, which used 30% less energy, were preferred. About three-quarters said the new lighting design was eye-catching, and nine out of 10 said the reduced accent lighting didn't make window merchandise any less visible.

The L.A. Department of Water and Power, which sponsored the test, says as LED fixtures become more commonplace, applications for energy savings will grow.

Section sponsored by Kolpak/Manitowoc Foodservice Group

NRA Association Announces Hennessy Winners
The National Restaurant Association announced the 2005 Hennessy Award winners during this year's NRA Show in Chicago. The Hennessy Awards honor special achievements of U.S. Air Force foodservice facilities worldwide.

2005 Hennessy Award winners:
Single-Unit Base—Kirtland AFB, N.M., Air Mobility Command
Multiple-Unit Base—Hurlburt Field, Fla., Special Operations Command
Air Force Reserve Unit Winner—919th Service Flight, Duke Airfield, Fla.
Air National Guard Winner—140th Services Flight, Aurora, Colo.
Missile Feeding Operation Award—90th Space Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
USAFE Foodservice Small Site Award—702nd Munitions Support Squadron, Buechel Air Station, Germany

The 2005 Hennessy Travelers Association Award of Excellence winners:

  • SRA Jennifer Snyder, Holloman AFB, N.M.—Air Combat Command, multiple facility winner
  • SRA Jennifer Bartlow, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.—AF Space Command, single facility winner

IH/M&RS Calls For Gold Key Entries
Attention, all you designers and consultants: You still have to time send in a submission to the hospitality design competition at the Int'l. Hotel/ Motel & Restaurant Show, taking place Nov. 12-15 at the Javits Convention Center in New York.


Show planners invite you to enter completed projects in the 25th annual IH/M&RS Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. The competition covers eight categories: casual dining, fine dining, lounge/bar, best hotel design, guest rooms, suites, lobby/reception area and spa.

You can download applications from www.ihmrs.com/goldkey. Deadline is July 1.

Commercial Expands In Florida
Commercial Appliance Parts & Service, of Tampa, Fla., has expanded its reach in the Sunshine State with the opening of an office in Sunrise, Fla.

The new office will serve Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. The opening marks Commercial Appliance's fifth Florida location. Other offices are located in Jacksonville, Northport and Orlando as well as Tampa.

Commercial Appliance is owned by North American Commercial Parts & Service, of Windsor, Conn. Sister companies include A-Tech Commercial Parts & Service, also of Windsor, Conn., and Industrial Electric Commercial Parts & Service, of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Don Opens New Texas Facility
Edward Don & Co., the North Riverside, Ill., distributor, has opened a newly built 187,000-sq.-ft. facility north of Dallas-Ft. Worth in The Colony, Texas. The distribution center was relocated from its previous site in nearby Carrollton.

"This move is part of our strategic development plan to expand the business and open larger facilities in cities throughout the country," said Steve Don, president and CEO.

The company opened a new facility in Mira Loma, Calif., last October, and plans to open another new distribution center in Florida this year.



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