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Vollrath Company Acquires Carlson Products to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities

Sheboygan, WI – September 4, 2018 – The Vollrath Company, LLC, announces the acquisition of Carlson Products based in Maize, Kansas. With over 60 years of experience operating in the foodservice marketplace, expertise in anodized aluminum, and state-of-the-art equipment, Carlson Products expands the manufacturing capabilities and capacity for both the Vollrath Foodservice division and Vollrath Manufacturing Services division of Vollrath Company.

“The addition of Carlson Products manufacturing processes will allow Vollrath to broaden the range of products and services we can offer our customers” said Paul Bartelt, president and CEO of Vollrath Company. “It’s a natural fit to grow and expand our business. We welcome Carlson Products into the Vollrath family and look forward to leveraging our combined operations and resources to strengthen our commitment to our customers around the world.”

Carlson Products has a long-standing reputation for designing and manufacturing industry-leading bakeware products such as pizza pans, stacking pans, sheet pans, grill pans and panini pans. They also specialize in design and manufacture of standard and custom components for a variety of industries including lawn and garden, automotive and commercial foodservice.

The incorporation of Carlson Products will take place over the upcoming months. During the interim period, customers will receive continued support and the same quality product that they have come to expect from both Vollrath and Carlson Products. The Carlson Products facility will stay operational, which makes it the 10th manufacturing facility for Vollrath Company and 8th in the U.S.

“The joining of Carlson Products with Vollrath Company will provide major benefits to our existing and future customers. Vollrath brings a level of global presence, knowledge, support and expertise that will complement and enhance our core offerings,” said Austin Peterson, president of Carlson Products.

About Vollrath Foodservice

Vollrath offers a full line of high-quality foodservice equipment and smallwares to boost efficiency, foster creativity and drive profitability. Whether a chef, proprietor, foodservice director, operations manager, purchaser, consultant, dealer or broadliner, the work impacts how people experience a meal – wherever it's served. Vollrath works hard every day to make each component in that value chain more productive and more inspired with a collection of exceptional people, industry-leading products, helpful consultative services and Vollrath University training facility. For more details, visit vollrath.com, and follow VOLLRATH on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.