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CFS Brands Acquires Piper Products

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, April 1, 2019 – CFS Brands announced today it has completed the acquisition of Piper Products, a market leader in aluminum and stainless steel food transport equipment and a premier manufacturer of cafeteria and buffet serving systems, hot and cold food merchandisers, Anliker vegetable slicers and an array of support equipment. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Wausau, WI, Piper has continued to expand over the years both organically and through acquiring well-established companies such as SECO Products, Servolift, Chef System, R&D Fixtures and LaCrosse Cooler.

Tony Sweeney, President of Piper Products, said, “We are excited to become a part of the CFS Brands family. Adding our extensive product line to CFS Brands’ vast distribution network will assure that we continue to be an innovative and dependable resource to serve our customers in the institutional and commercial foodservice markets.”

Trent Freiberg, President and CEO of CFS Brands, remarked, “Piper Products is a market leader in key categories with an outstanding reputation for quality and customer service. The acquisition of Piper brings a complementary set of products and capabilities to CFS Brands and aligns perfectly with our vision to build the strongest platform of leading brands for light equipment and supplies. We are excited to have Tony Sweeney and his management team continue to lead Piper through this next phase of growth and we welcome all Piper employees to CFS Brands.”

Piper Products will remain a stand-alone entity within CFS Brands. For the foreseeable future, both customers and suppliers will continue to interact with Piper Products, Carlisle and Dinex as they have in the past.

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is the parent company of Carlisle FoodService Products, San Jamar, Dinex, Sparta Brush, Marko and Snap Drape – all leading brand names in the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets.

ABOUT PIPER PRODUCTS

Piper Products is a manufacturer specializing in foodservice equipment. Its extensive product line includes racks and cabinets, heating-and-holding cabinets, dispensing equipment, steam tables, BBQ machines, ovens, proofers, underbar, cafeteria and buffet lines, custom millwork and salad bars. Piper services the commercial and institutional foodservice markets, as well as the grocery and convenience store markets.

LINKS

Piper Products – www.piperonline.net
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jay Spear
Supervisor, Marketing Communications – CFS Brands
(405) 475-5657
[email protected]

CFS Brands Acquires Dr. John’s Labs, Provider of the Sani Station

December 20, 2018
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, December 20, 2018 – CFS Brands announced today it has completed the acquisition of Dr. John’s Labs, LLC, a Wyoming based, innovative food safety company. Founded in 2014 by George Barlow, Dr. John’s Labs created the Sani Station, the only patented system for quick cleaning and sanitizing foodservice utensils right at the point of use. Sani Station will become part of the San Jamar product portfolio.

Trent Freiberg, President, and CEO of CFS Brands commented: “We are very excited to complete our second acquisition under the newly created CFS Brands. The Sani Station aligns with our vision to provide innovative, professional-grade solutions to our customers. It’s a perfect complement to San Jamar’s brand identity: smart. safe. sanitary. The Sani Station further strengthens San Jamar’s position as a leader in Food Safety. We look forward to working with George Barlow and his team to accelerate the growth of Sani Station in our core markets.”

George Barlow affirmed: “From prep to plate, Sani Station is game-changing, food safety innovation and a new baseline for foodservice best practices. CFS Brands is the perfect company as a global industry leader to invest in innovations to give customers proactive tools against cross-contamination risks at the point of service. We are delighted to become part of CFS Brands.”

For the immediate future, both customers and suppliers will continue to interact with Dr. John’s Labs and San Jamar as they have in the past.

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is the parent company of Carlisle FoodService Products, San Jamar, Dinex, Sparta Brush, Marko and Snap Drape – all leading brand names in the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. The vision of CFS Brands is to build the strongest platform of leading brands for light equipment and supplies to offer professional-grade product solutions to customers around the globe.

ABOUT Dr. Johns Labs

Dr. John’s Labs focuses on food safety innovations in meal preparation and utensil and equipment cleaning, with an emphasis on best practices, water reduction and biodegradable solutions.

LINKS

Sani Station - www.sanistation.com
San Jamar – www.sanjamar.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jay Spear
Supervisor, CFS Brands – Marketing Communications
(405) 475-5657
[email protected]

CFS Brands Acquires Snap Drape

November 1, 2018
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, November 1, 2018 – CFS Brands announced today it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Snap Drape Brands, LLC. Founded in 1973, Snap Drape is the leading provider of high-quality skirting and linens for the foodservice and hospitality industry.

Trent Freiberg, President and CEO of CFS Brands, commented: “We are very excited to complete our first acquisition under the newly created CFS Brands. Snap Drape is the clear market leader in the linen/skirting product category for the foodservice industry due to their outstanding product offering, quality and service. The addition of Snap Drape to our existing Marko line will offer an unmatched product selection to our customers around the globe. We look forward to working together with the employees of Snap Drape to accelerate our growth in this category.”

Keith Jaffee of Snap Drape stated: “Over the past three years the Snap Drape Team has been successful in revitalizing the company through product innovation, setting the stage for the future. The acquisition by CFS Brands will provide Snap Drape with additional resources and industry expertise to continue with the revitalization as well as be the industry leader in the linen/skirting category.”

For the immediate future, both customers and suppliers will continue to interact with Snap Drape, Carlisle FoodService Products and Marko as they have in the past.

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is the parent company of Carlisle FoodService Products, San Jamar, Dinex, Sparta Brush, Marko and Snap Drape – all leading brand names in the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. The vision of CFS Brands is to build the strongest platform of leading brands for light equipment and supplies to offer professional-grade product solutions to customers around the globe.

ABOUT SNAP DRAPE

In 1973, Snap Drape introduced the first patented clip-on table skirting system, offering an efficient, cost-effective and versatile way for hotels, restaurants, country clubs, caterers and convention centers to dress up their tables. Through the decades, Snap Drape's offering has evolved to meet demand and to stay on top of the industry. Based in Carrollton, Texas, Snap Drape built their USA-based design, manufacturing and distribution reputation on quality products, timely delivery and outstanding customer service.

LINKS

Snap Drape – www.snapdrape.com
Marko – www.marko.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jay Spear
Supervisor, CFS Brands – Marketing Communications
(405) 475-5657
[email protected]

CFS Brands Created as Parent Company for Carlisle FoodService Products

October 26, 2018
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, October 26, 2018 – CFS Brands announces its creation as the parent company of Carlisle FoodService Products, San Jamar, Dinex, Sparta Brush and Marko – the leading names in the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets.

Trent Freiberg, President and CEO of CFS Brands commented: “The vision of CFS Brands is to build the strongest platform of leading brands for light equipment and supplies to the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. Building upon our existing portfolio of strong brands and market leadership in several key categories, the introduction of CFS Brands offers unifying benefits to customers and sets the stage for future acquisitions. We are very excited to ignite this next phase of growth as we continue to increase our capability to offer professional grade product solutions to our customers around the globe.”

CFS Brands office headquarters and existing Carlisle FoodService Products factories will remain in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Other manufacturing and distribution center locations in the US include Elkhorn, Wisconsin; Sparta, Wisconsin; Batavia, Illinois and Charlotte, North Carolina. International locations include a manufacturing operation in Chihuahua, Mexico, a distribution center in Brussels, Belgium and an office in Shanghai, China.

For the foreseeable future, customers will interact with the individual companies under CFS Brands as they have in the past.

ABOUT CARLISLE FOODSERVICE PRODUCTS

Beginning in 1955 as Continental Plastics, Carlisle FoodService Products evolved through acquisitions and innovation to lead in professional-grade solutions to the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. Products for these three segments include an array of foodservice permanent ware supplies, table coverings, cookware, displayware, catering equipment, and meal delivery systems. In addition, Carlisle produces a comprehensive line of janitorial, waste, and material handling product lines. Carlisle FoodService Products was acquired by The Jordan Company of New York, NY in March of 2018.

ABOUT SAN JAMAR

Since 1984, San Jamar has delivered innovative solutions in food safety, counter service, personal safety and washroom products. Carlisle FoodService Products acquired San Jamar in 2017.

ABOUT DINEX

Beginning in 1985 as a manufacturer of insulated cups, tumblers and serving bowls for patient meal service, Dinex offers meal delivery systems for healthcare foodservice. Carlisle FoodService Products acquired Dinex in 2008.

ABOUT SPARTA BRUSH

Since 1905, Sparta Brush has developed professional quality brushes for the foodservice and food processing industries. Carlisle FoodService Products acquired Sparta Brush in 1994.

ABOUT MARKO

Since 1946, Marko has provided the foodservice industry with table covering solutions, fabric, vinyl and specialty products. Carlisle FoodService Products acquired Marko in December 1999.

LINKS

CFS Brands – cfsbrands.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – carlislefsp.com
San Jamar – sanjamar.com
Dinex – dinex.com
Sparta Brush – spartabrush.com
Marko – marko.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jay Spear
Supervisor, CFS Brands – Marketing Communications
(405) 475-5657
[email protected]