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Archive for the ‘Kitchen & Laundry’ Category

ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab introduces the Performance Industrial Program, which addresses the high-performance cleaning needs of industrial laundries while helping to minimize environmental impact. To improve operational sustainability and align with EPA efforts to promote alternative ingredients, many healthcare and hospitality laundries have reduced or eliminated the use of formulations with ingredients such as Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs).
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TROY, OHIO—Hobart announced that its new Energy Star qualified Advansys LXeR high-temperature undercounter warewasher is the recipient of a Kitchen Innovations 2013 award presented by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. The KI Awards recognize and celebrate cutting-edge equipment and supplies that specifically improve the back of the house and benefit foodservice operators.
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WETHERSFIELD, CONN.—Waste to Water LLC, manufacturer of the Made in USA Bio-EZ family of food decomposition machines, announced the addition of two new sales representative organizations to their rapidly growing international sales team. Waste to Water now has sale agents deployed in 22 states and four countries.
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MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—After introducing the new 4.10 ESi CT Express Combitherm in May of 2012, Alto-Shaam has re-launched this product with the additional features of an integrated catalytic converter, toasting/finishing element and smoking abilities. The new features were debuted at the 2013 NAFEM Show in Orlando.
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SAN LUIS OBISPO—ClearWater Tech has named Skip Mallios the new regional sales manager for the Eastern division. Mallios is a 30-year industry veteran who will be working with ClearWater distributors east of the Mississippi River on direct sales of EcoTex O3 ozone systems to commercial laundry accounts.
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ORLANDO, FLA.—Anyone attending The NAFEM Show from February 7 to 9 with the goal of greening up their kitchen would have found hundreds of ways to do so thanks to the innovations brought to the trade show floor by the more than 500 exhibitors in attendance. The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers event, held every two years, attracted approximately 20,000 foodservice professionals to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Companies touted advancements in cooking, ventilation, water filtration, water recycling, water heating, cooking oil management, ice making, warewashing, food waste management, refrigeration, balers, and even vegetable, herb and flower growing. Many of the innovations were found in the show’s WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’s COOL! new product gallery where more than 125 companies participated. While it would be impossible to mention every company focused on sustainability in this article, here are some of the product highlights from the show. Eden Grow Rooms featured its grow rooms—structured similar to a walk-in cooler—for the growing of vegetables, flowers and herbs.
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ORLANDO, FLA.—Education will be a key factor in forwarding the message of sustainability to restaurateurs, other business operators and lawmakers, Scott DeFife, the National Restaurant Association’s executive vice president of policy and government affairs said at the U.S. Composting Council’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla.
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TRAVELERS REST, S.C.—T&S Brass and Bronze Works, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of plumbing and foodservice equipment, has acquired Chicago-based food waste elimination company EnviroPure Systems, Inc., a leading-edge developer of alternative environmentally-friendly technologies for organic food waste disposal. The deal underscores T&S’s commitment to helping foodservice professionals find more sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
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TRAVELERS REST, S.C.—T&S Brass and Bronze Works, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of plumbing and foodservice equipment, has acquired Chicago-based food waste elimination company EnviroPure Systems, Inc., a leading-edge developer of alternative environmentally-friendly technologies for organic food waste disposal. The deal underscores T&S’s commitment to helping foodservice professionals find more sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
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CHICAGO—George McKerrow Jr., co-founder and chief executive of casual-dining restaurant chain Ted’s Montana Grill, recently signed a straw-free pledge that would require diners at his restaurants to ask for drinking straws instead of automatically being given one with their beverage orders.
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