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Rep Roundup for August 2020

Culinary Equipment Group, PB&J and various other rep groups updated their line cards. In addition, Zink Foodservice further integrated a recent acquisition into its company.

Culinary Equipment Group, an Addison, Ill.-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm, added Faema Espresso Machines to its line card in the northern region of the state. Faema makes traditional and superautomatic espresso machines.

Oven manufacturer Marra Forni added two Canadian firms to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps. The Solution Foodservice Group will represent Marra Forni in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. The company has locations in Concord and Woodbridge, Ontario; Laval, Quebec, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. West Coast Foodservice Agencies, based in Vancouver, B.C., will serve Marra Forni’s rep in Canada’s western provinces.

Cleaning and sanitation chemical manufacturer Nyco Products Company added three reps to its network. The Redstone Group now represents Nyco in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Zink Foodservice now represents Nyco in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. And Searles Associates now represents Nyco in the southern part of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.

Oneida Hospitality Group, a provider of front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house products, added Kelly-Mincks Group to its network of independent manufacturers reps. Kelly-Mincks now represents Oneida in the Northwestern U.S. In January of this year, Crown Brands changed its name to Oneida Hospitality Group.

PB&J Commercial Agents, an Illinois-based independent manufacturers’ rep firm, added two new lines to its portfolio: Tucs Equipment, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of cook-chill equipment and systems and Utility Refrigerator, a North Hollywood California, maker of reach-ins and other refrigerated equipment. PB&J represents both companies in Illinois, Wisconsin, and parts of Indiana.

As part of further integrating its acquisition into the company, Zink Foodservice rebranded JMA as Zink Hospitality. Zink had acquired JMA earlier this year. Since its inception in 2004 as John Manson & Associates, JMA has provided furniture and tabletop solutions in the Illinois and Wisconsin marketplace.