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NAKS Acquires Stainless Specialties

Stainless Specialties Inc. has been acquired by North American Kitchen Solutions, an Ohio-based foodservice equipment manufacturer.

Founded in 1993 and also based in Ohio, SSI is a custom fabricator of stainless-steel equipment used in restaurants and other commercial foodservice applications. SSI produces NSF-listed stainless-steel countertops, tabletops, worktables, sinks, wall panels, and other work surfaces.

“We’re thrilled to welcome SSI to our organization. SSI’s production facility in Eastlake, Ohio, will increase our custom fabrication capacity and create a best-in-class purpose-built manufacturing organization of stainless-steel commercial restaurant equipment,” said Sacha Polakoff, NAKS president and CEO in a release announcing the deal. “We’re just as excited to welcome the team from SSI into the NAKS family.”

This represents the latest in a series of acquisitions NAKS has made in recent years. In 2021, for example, NAKS acquired Lane Mechanical Inc. in 2021, a stainless-steel custom fabrication company based in Dallas, Ga. As a result of its acquisition of SSI, NAKS now has three facilities.