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Pennsylvania-Based Carnegie Debuts Expanded 32,000-Sq.-Ft. Facility

Carnegie Foodservice Equipment, which got its start in 1928 by selling smallwares to taverns, is ready to expand nationally with a newly opened showroom and renovated warehouse in Altoona, Pa.

The family-owned company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 10 to celebrate the opening of the 32,000-sq.-ft. renovation and expansion. The new 17,000-sq.-ft. showroom offers a modern setting for displaying commercial equipment and supplies to commercial and retail customers. Carnegie converted its former showroom into a 15,000-sq.-ft. warehouse.

“The expansion provides the best conduit for servicing our customers across the country not only because of the new showroom, but also with our additional warehouse space and operational infrastructure,” said Carnegie CEO George Ferris Sr. “We’ve expanded our workforce, amplified our productivity with faster loading and receiving times and increased fleet efficiency to provide the best-in-class service our customers deserve and have expected from Carnegie since our inception nearly 90 years ago.”

This summer, Carnegie will unveil a state-of-the-art test kitchen that will be used for live cooking demonstrations, cooking classes with local chefs and a variety of other events.

“Providing a space for premier chefs to demonstrate their craft for our customers on our top-of-the-line equipment just made sense to us,” said Carnegie President George Ferris II. “While my grandfather, the founder of Carnegie, ingrained a focus on customer service into the fabric of our organization, he also instilled a passion for commercial kitchens and the culinary arts. The new demonstration area will allow us to combine both.”

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