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October 18, 2005

Economic Report:
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Some Commodities Spike; Outlook For 2006 Mixed
NRA's Performance Index Takes A Hit
Economists Mostly Shrug Off Hurricanes' Effect

Regulatory Report:
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Comments Sought For Proposed NFPA 96 Change
FDA 2005 Model Food Code Revises Standards
Three Cities Feel Their Way Through FOG Issue
ICC Mandates Hood Interlocks Despite Foodservice Protests
Managers Now Need Safety Certification In KY Counties

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In This Section:
Energy Star Looking To Recognize Small Businesses Saving Energy
17,000 Ops Kick In For 'Dine For America' Katrina Aid
Hobart, Vent Master Take Home FCSI Awards
Cleveland Range Past Pres. Lovejoy Passes
Gill Marketing Moves To New Quarters
FCSI Honors Design, Management Consulting Winners

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Industry Report MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

Energy Star Looking To Recognize Small Businesses Saving Energy
If you've improved the energy efficiency of your facility, you may be eligible for an Energy Star award.

Small businesses that have upgraded their facilities with energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling or other equipment and building improvements in the past three years can apply for the 2005 Energy Star Award.

Only independently-owned business with facilities under 100,000 sq. ft. qualify for the awards. That means that corporate-owned chain restaurants aren't eligible, but a franchisee's store is. Service and product providers can nominate customers for an award, too.

Judging is based on results and comprehensiveness of energy-efficient improvements, innovativeness, and use of Energy Star resources such as qualified products and technical support. Winners will receive a plaque for display, press releases to hometown media and community organizations and inclusion on the Energy Star Web site.

Applications have to be submitted by Dec. 31. For more information and an online application form, go to and follow the links.


Section sponsored by MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

17,000 Ops Kick In For 'Dine For America' Katrina Aid
More than 17,000 restaurants across the country banded together on Oct. 5 in support of Katrina victims, many of whom were in the industry. The "Dine For America" event helped raise funds for the American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts.

Restaurants participated by offering all or a portion of their day's sales or profits or providing donation canisters for customers. Employees of hundreds of establishments either donated tips or their salaries for the day.

The first "Dine For America" event was organized in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. About 8,000 restaurants participated, raising nearly $20 million. Participation more than doubled for Katrina relief. You can find out more about how to support relief efforts at

Section sponsored by MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

Hobart, Vent Master Take Home FCSI Awards
Hobart Corp. has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Foodservice Consultants Society Int'l., and Vent Master's Ventilated Ceiling System has garnered the group's Product of the Year Award.

The Manufacturer of the Year honor marks the third time in six years that FCSI has recognized Hobart, Troy, Ohio, with a major award. On the product side, Mississauga, Ontario-based Vent Master entered its ceiling system in the first-ever FCSI Innovation Showcase. Throughout FCSI's annual conference in September, association members voted for the best product from among a field of 10 on display at the conference hotel. Vent Master's ceiling system provides exhaust and makeup air without the need for a traditional hood.

Other products in the Innovation Showcase included AGA Foodservice's Pre-Mix Infinity Gas Fryers; Aladdin Temp-Rite's Heat On Demand On-Tray; Caddy Corp.'s UVC Conveyor Drive Cabinet Sanitizing System; Electrolux Professional's Dishwasher with built-in water softener; Follett Corp.'s Horizon Chewblet Icemaker; Hobart Corp.'s Opti-Rinse System; Kolpak/Manitowoc's walk-in heavy-duty structural flooring; TurboChef Technologies' Tornado oven; and Winston Industries' "SerVap" Hot Food Serving Module

Section sponsored by MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

Cleveland Range Past Pres. Lovejoy Passes
Paul Lovejoy, inventor of the convection steamer and a past president of Cleveland Range/Enodis, has passed away. He was 86.

Lovejoy began his career with the Cleveland-based manufacturer in 1963 as assistant sales manager. He worked his way up the ranks, serving as sales manager, v.p. of sales and then as president from '77 until his retirement in '86.

One of Lovejoy's greatest accomplishments was the introduction of the Cleveland Convection Steamer in '74. His leadership was also instrumental in the development of the pressureless convection steam cooking concept. The innovative products helped expand Cleveland Range's business in the restaurant industry and subsequently changed the way the world cooks and prepares food.

Lovejoy was honored with the Market Mover of the Year Award from the Manufacturers'Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. And in '80, Cleveland Range created the V. Paul Lovejoy Award, given every year to recognize the sales rep who most exhibits the former company leader's characteristics.

Lovejoy is survived by his wife, three children and six grandchildren.

Section sponsored by MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

Gill Marketing Moves To New Quarters
Time to update your address books, folks: Gill Marketing Co. has announced a move to a new, more spacious Phoenix location.

As of Oct. 10, the company has been doing business from this address:

Gill Marketing Co.
1904 W. Parkside Lane, Ste. 100
Phoenix, Ariz. 85027
Gill's main phone number stays the same, at 602/943-7700; the main fax number, 602/943-2500 is also unchanged. And email addresses are the same as always.

There is, however, a new executive fax number: 623/889-6900.

Section sponsored by MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

FCSI Honors Design, Management Consulting Winners
Foodservice Consultants Society Int'l. has honored three designers with the 2005 Awards of Excellence, and one management consultant with of the 2005 Award for Excellence in Management Advisory Services.

Design honors went to Michael Johnson, Hilliker Associates-Atlanta, Marietta, Ga., for the renovation and design of the Aberdeen Woods Conference Center in Peachtree City, Ga.; and to Edward Morano and Paul Cumpstey, Marrack + Associates Food Service Consultants, Mississauga, Ontario, for their design of the new retail food service facilities at the 290-bed Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus.

Thomas Costello, of the University of San Francisco, took home the management prize for his consulting project, "Putting the Work in Teamwork--Managers/Service Staff: Partnering with Each Other to Engage in Nth Degree Service." The project was created for The Old Spaghetti Factory, a 38-unit chain based in Portland, Ore.

The awards were presented during FCSI's annual meeting, this year held in Anaheim, Calif., in September.

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