Service Insights from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

November 13, 2012

Winter Weather, Customer Traffic Justify November Service Call

The end of the year can be an incredibly busy and lucrative period for foodservice operations. Holiday shopping means more people are out and about, making them more likely to stop at a restaurant for a meal or snack. Family get-togethers also equal more meals out.

CFESA’s Maintenance Tips for Ranges

Ranges and range/oven combos are among the essential pieces of cooking equipment. Those operations that use them depend of them for a huge number of tasks, from making pasta to cooking burgers to sautéing vegetables to baking deserts and much, much more. The following are tips from CFESA on maintaining ranges. While some are best left to a service agent, others can be handled by kitchen staff.

We Wrote the Book on Kitchen Parts and Accessories.


For 40 years, the FMP catalog has been the authority for researching kitchen repair parts.  And for nearly a century, our company has set the standards for reliability, distribution,FMP manufacturing, and customer service for the kitchen parts industry.

ALI Group Buys Scotsman Industries

ALI Group, a multi-line foodservice equipment manufacturer, has reached an agreement to acquire Scotsman Industries, a manufacturer of commercial ice machines under the Ice-O-Matic and Scotsman brand names, from private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Middleby Buys Broiler Maker

The Middleby Corporation has acquired Nieco Corporation, a manufacturer of automatic broilers for the commercial foodservice industry. Nieco has annual revenues of approximately $20 million and is headquartered in Windsor, Calif., according to a Middleby release.