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Vollrath Purchases Polar Ware Company

Polar Ware's Stoelting operation is part of the acquisition.

The Vollrath Company, a Sheboygan, Wis.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer, has acquired Polar Ware Company including its Stoelting operation.

Polar Ware and Stoelting will remain separate entities under The Vollrath Company and continue to service their existing channels. Both companies will conduct business as usual for the foreseeable future.

"Also, we will continue to support Stoelting's strong engineering and manufacturing capabilities, enabling the company to continue to service its customers in this growing segment of the foodservice market," said Paul Bartelt, Vollrath's president and chief executive officer.

Stoelting consists of three primary divisions: foodservice, cleaning and process equipment. Polar Ware is also a varied, multi-industry manufacturer that predominantly serves the foodservice industry by providing a selection of smallwares, serving equipment, and components for OEM customers.

Stoelting's full line of frozen treat equipment includes soft serve, custard, shake, batch freezers and frozen beverage equipment including slush and carbonated slush offerings.

Polar Ware's foodservice product line includes steam table pans, chafing dishes, stock pots, mixing bowls, serving trays and utensils, and a wide variety of other kitchen items.