Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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November 29, 2005

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The 2006 FER E&S Market Forecast: Another Year Of 2%+ Real Growth Predicted, But Slowing Operator Growth, More Price Pressure Expected

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Revised NSF/ANSI Standards 6, 8 Use New Test Methods
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In This Section:
Tomlinson Acquires C&K Assets
McDonald's Applauded For Social Responsibility Efforts
Northern Parts Sells To Bevcore
Vollrath Takes Editors' Choice Award
IFMA, NACUFS Call For Nominations

This issue's Economic ReportSponsor: Atlas Metal Industries Inc. Regulatory ReportSponsor: APW Wyott Innovations
Industry Report MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

Tomlinson Acquires C&K Assets
Tomlinson Industries, Cleveland, has purchased the assets of C&K Manufacturing & Sales Co., Westlake, Ohio. The C&K line includes cutting boards, shelf liners, foodservice gloves, anti-fatigue matting and food-safety items. The entity will now operate as the C&K Products Div. of Tomlinson.

The C&K line will continue to be manufactured and distributed from the Westlake facility. Sales and customer service will be handled in Westlake, as well.

Tomlinson has local distribution and sales representation in more than 70 countries. Its subsidiaries include the Glenray Equipment Div., the No-Drip Div., the Marston Equipment Div., the Melco Products Div. and the Modular Dispensing Systems Div.


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

McDonald's Applauded For Social Responsibility Efforts
McDonald's Corp. has been named a member of the Ceres network of companies. Citing the company's progress in social responsibility, Ceres, a coalition of environmentalists, investors and other groups, approved McDonald's inclusion on the list of companies that meet its criteria.

McDonald's made the list by demonstrating its commitment to socially responsible programs including efforts to reduce its impact on the environment and promoting sustainability in its operations. Examples include its responsible purchasing programs, nutrition and lifestyle initiatives focusing on more menu choices, a supplier code of conduct, and issuance of corporate responsibility reports to shareholders in 2002 and 2004.

Ceres was founded in 1989 to help companies implement and promote sustainability and social responsibility programs and report their efforts to stakeholders. For more information on the organization and how to become part of its network, go to

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

Northern Parts Sells To Bevcore
Bevcore, a leading parts distributor to the U.S. beverage industry, has acquired service agency and OEM parts distributor Northern Parts & Service.

Northern's management will remain in place and continue to operate the company's training and distribution center in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Northern is a member of the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association.

Headquartered in Osseo, Minn., Bevcore is a subsidiary of IMI plc, a Birmingham, England, engineering business serving the retail dispensing and fluid controls markets.

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

Vollrath Takes Editors' Choice Award
The Vollrath Co., Sheboygan, Wis., walked away with the Restaurant Award when the Editor's Choice Awards Showcase opened at the Int'l. Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show Nov. 13. Vollrath's FoodFrames Modular Buffet won for a space-saving design that utilizes electricity, fuel or ice to keep foods hot or cold.

Now in its 10th year, the awards program was judged by 12 industry magazine editors. In addition to the restaurant category, awards were given for décor, flavors, technology, essentials and luxury. And this year's Kenneth F. Hine "Best of Show" award went to Hotel Technologies for an alarm clock that works in tandem with an iPod.

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

IFMA, NACUFS Call For Nominations
Know an operator worthy of recognition? If so, be aware that nomination deadlines loom for awards programs sponsored by the Int'l. Foodservice Manufacturers Association and the National Association of College & University Food Services.

IFMA's 2006 Gold & Silver Plate Awards program invites you to nominate operators whose talents, dedication and accomplishments place them in a class above the rest. Any person who's engaged in the active ownership, management or supervision of a foodservice establishment is eligible for nomination. The deadline is Dec. 9; see for details.

Meanwhile, the NACUFS '06 awards program includes the Theodore W. Minah Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Lifetime Member Award and the Daryl Van Hook Industry Award. Nomination deadline is Jan. 31, 2006; visit IFMA is headquartered in Chicago; NACUFS is based in East Lansing, Mich.

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