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CFS Brands Acquires AyrKing

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Jan 4, 2021 – CFS Brands announced today it has completed the acquisition of AyrKing, a company that specializes in the engineering and manufacturing of food preparation equipment and related accessories that make foodservice operations more efficient and profitable. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, AyrKing is the clear leader in automated breading, blending/sifting and commercial marinating equipment and is a key supplier to several major quick serve restaurants, convenience stores, and grocery chains. AyrKing also produces food blenders, mixers, drive-thru windows, ice baths and work tables.

Trent Freiberg, President and CEO of CFS Brands, commented, “AyrKing is a leader in food preparation equipment and is led by an outstanding management team with a reputation for innovation. The addition of AyrKing to CFS Brands will further strengthen our ability to provide inventive, customer-centric solutions to the foodservice market. We are excited to have Jim Bell and his team continue to lead AyrKing, and we welcome all AyrKing employees to CFS Brands.”

Jim Bell, President of AyrKing, stated, “Our entire team is excited to join an industry leader like CFS Brands. AyrKing can now expand its reach and its capabilities to better serve our existing customers, while continuing to pursue new opportunities. Together, we’ll be able to deliver more profit-enhancing results for our customers than ever before.”

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

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is a U.S.-based manufacturer of products for the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. CFS operates the brands Carlisle FoodService Products, Dinex, El Castor, Jofel, Piper, San Jamar, Snap Drape, and Sparta globally. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company employs over 1400 people across its headquarters, 7 manufacturing locations and 8 distribution centers worldwide.

LINKS

Ayrking – www.ayrking.com
CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marketing – CFS Brands
[email protected]

CFS Brands Acquires Jofel Industrial, S.A.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., July 21, 2020 – CFS Brands announced today it has completed the acquisition of Jofel Industrial, S.A., a multi-national company dedicated to the production, selling, and distribution of systems and equipment for professional hygiene and cleaning. Founded in 1986, Jofel is headquartered in Alicante, Spain, and has additional manufacturing operations located in Puebla, Mexico. Their extensive product offering in dispensers for towel, tissue, soap, and air freshener along with other products used in the washroom, combined with their high levels of service and reputation for innovation has enabled Jofel to become the market leader in both Spain and Mexico.

Trent Freiberg, President and CEO of CFS Brands, commented, “Jofel is an outstanding company and is the perfect complement to our existing San Jamar line in terms of both products and geography. We are excited to have Luis Gomez Sierra and his management team continue to lead Jofel, and we welcome all Jofel employees to CFS Brands.”

Luis Gomez Sierra, CEO of Jofel, stated, “By combining with CFS Brands, we see many opportunities to accelerate our growth globally, but especially in the U.S., Mexico, Latin America, and Europe. We are proud to join the CFS Brands family and look forward to working together.”

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

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is a U.S.-based manufacturer of products for the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. CFS operates the brands Carlisle Foodservice Products, Dinex, San Jamar, El Castor, Piper, Sparta, Snap Drape, and Marko globally. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company employs over 1400 people across its headquarters, 7 manufacturing locations and 7 distribution centers worldwide.

LINKS

Jofel – www.jofel.com
San Jamar – www.sanjamar.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marketing – CFS Brands
[email protected]

Dinex Expands Disposable High-heat Meal Delivery Line with Exclusive Three-compartment Plate

Black High Heat 3-Compartment Disposable Plate.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 8, 2020 – Dinex®, a CFS Brands company, announces the expansion of its disposable high-heat meal delivery portfolio with the addition of a three-compartment plate to accommodate an entrée and two sides, making it easier to portion and separate food. The high-heat version of the 3-compartment plate is exclusive to Dinex.

The complete Dinex disposable high-heat product line meets emergency preparedness requirements and is ideal for times when dishwashing equipment is down or for areas where china dishes are not permitted.

The new plate fits the existing Dinex 9" high-heat dome and DuraTherm induction bases to hold temperature while delivering meals without replacing existing inventory making it both an economical and functional addition.

“Food plays a critical role in the rapid return of a patient to health, and that includes taste, temperature, and presentation of a meal. Our Dinex portfolio is perfect for hospitals endeavoring to leverage their culinary department to enhance patient satisfaction scores,” said Anthony Kehoe, CFS Brands VP of Sales and Marketing and global innovation leader.

The product development team worked closely with Registered Dietitians to ensure that the compartment sizes were appropriate for meal portions.

“While our current one compartment plate has been very successful, customers have been asking for a way to keep the food separated during meal delivery,” added CFS Brands Group Product Manager Laura Manson. “Many patients do not want their different foods to touch, plus the compartments make it easier to scoop food.”

Learn more about the 3-compartment high-heat disposable plate and other selections from the Dinex disposable high-heat product line..

ABOUT DINEX

Dinex is the industry leader in meal service products and tray assembly systems with state-of-the-art induction heating technology, high-quality insulated ware, trayline systems, stainless steel delivery carts, plate heaters, conveyors, and refrigeration equipment.

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is a U.S.-based manufacturer of products for the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. CFS operates the brands Carlisle Foodservice Products, Dinex, San Jamar, El Castor, Piper, Sparta, Snap Drape, and Marko globally. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company employs over 1400 people across its headquarters, 7 manufacturing locations and 7 distribution centers worldwide.

LINKS

Download the High-Heat Disposable Dishware Fact Sheet PDF [197 kb]
Download Healthcare Disposable Images

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
Cepillos El Castor, Spanish – www.cepilloselcastor.com
Cepillos El Castor, English – www.cepilloselcastor.com/english
Dinex – dinex.com
Marko – marko.com
Piper – www.piperonline.net
San Jamar – www.sanjamar.com
Sparta – spartabrush.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marketing – CFS Brands
[email protected]

Snap Drape Pivots to Produce Face Masks That Help Businesses Safely Reopen

Four versions of the Contour Reusable Face Mask, in colors Blue, Red, Grey, and Black.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 5, 2020 – Snap Drape, a CFS Brands textile company, retooled its manufacturing facility to produce hundreds of thousands of non-medical, reusable face masks to help mitigate the threat of COVID-19.

As the restaurant industry ventured into the unknown overnight, dining areas were shut down to flatten the curve. Snap Drape responded to the need by repurposing available resources in support of communities and businesses nationwide.

Snap Drape product manager Tammy Brazeal commented on the quick pivot to meet market needs, “It was exciting to bring to life an innovative use of a standard material for a completely different application within our industry.”

“The foodservice industry requires a reliable, local source for personal protective equipment, and CFS Brands is adjusting quickly to produce products that enable our customers to safely re-open their businesses,” said Sean Oberer, VP of Engineering, CFS Brands.

Learn more about the contour reusable face mask and discover a wide variety of CFS Brands solutions helping businesses safely reopen by visiting www.carlislefsp.com/coronavirus.

ABOUT SNAP DRAPE

In 1973, Snap Drape introduced the first patented clip-on table skirting system, which offered an efficient, cost-effective and versatile way for hotels, restaurants, country clubs, caterers, and convention centers to dress up their tables. Snap Drape continues to innovate its offering to meet the evolving needs of the industry.

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is a U.S.-based manufacturer of products for the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. CFS operates the brands Carlisle Foodservice Products, Dinex, San Jamar, El Castor, Piper, Sparta, Snap Drape, and Marko globally. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company employs over 1400 people across its headquarters, 7 manufacturing locations and 7 distribution centers worldwide.

LINKS

Download the Counter Reusable Face Mask Fact Sheet PDF [197 kb]
Download Counter Reusable Face Mask Images

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
Cepillos El Castor, Spanish – www.cepilloselcastor.com
Cepillos El Castor, English – www.cepilloselcastor.com/english
Dinex – dinex.com
Marko – marko.com
Piper – www.piperonline.net
San Jamar – www.sanjamar.com
Sparta – spartabrush.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marketing – CFS Brands
[email protected]

San Jamar Launches Infrared Thermometers as U.S. Businesses Race to Meet Reopening Guidelines

Non-Contact FDA Infrared Forehead Thermometer

ELKHORN, Wis., June 4, 2020 – San Jamar, a CFS Brands company, launched noncontact infrared human forehead thermometers to help businesses meet federal, state, and local guidelines for the safe reopening of businesses.

The non-contact infrared thermometer is designed for measuring body temperature, specifically for use on the forehead area. The device collects heat radiation emitting from the forehead and quickly emits a sound after each temperature is taken. Requiring no skin contact, it is a more hygienic alternative to oral thermometers.

The device is FDA, CE, and ISO 13485 certified with a one-second response time at a testing range of 1-3 inches (3-5 centimeters) from the forehead. It features 3-color backlight for easy detection of low, normal, and high range of temperatures.

“U.S. workers yearn for the opportunity to return to their jobs – safely. We take pride in providing innovative products to our customers, and when they needed a way to ensure patron and employee safety, we jumped at the opportunity to help,” said Anthony Kehoe, VP of Global Innovation, CFS Brands.

Katie Babcock, CFS Brands Director of Product Development, added, “Our Escali brand of thermometers are respected for precision measurement in the foodservice industry. We are pleased to deliver the same level of accuracy with the non-contact human forehead thermometers.”

For more details on the non-contact infrared human forehead thermometer and other solutions for businesses seeking to safely reopen visit www.carlislefsp.com/coronavirus.

ABOUT SAN JAMAR

San Jamar is a global leader in products and solutions for food safety, counter service, personal safety, and washrooms.

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is a U.S.-based manufacturer of products for the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. CFS operates the brands Carlisle Foodservice Products, Dinex, San Jamar, El Castor, Piper, Sparta, Snap Drape, and Marko globally. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company employs over 1400 people across its headquarters, 7 manufacturing locations and 7 distribution centers worldwide.

LINKS

Download the Non-Contact FDA Infrared Forehead Thermometer Fact Sheet PDF [197 kb]
Download San Jamar Measurement Tools Images

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
Cepillos El Castor, Spanish – www.cepilloselcastor.com
Cepillos El Castor, English – www.cepilloselcastor.com/english
Dinex – dinex.com
Marko – marko.com
Piper – www.piperonline.net
San Jamar – www.sanjamar.com
Sparta – spartabrush.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marketing – CFS Brands
[email protected]

Dinex Releases Mobile Handwashing Station

Two versions of the Mobile Handwashing Station

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 3, 2020 – Dinex®, a CFS Brands company, today released a mobile handwashing station that will help schools safely welcome students back to campus. Portable handwashing also facilitates the return of outdoor and off-site foodservice for restaurants and catering services.

The mobile handwashing station leverages two five-gallon containers for fresh water and two six-gallon vessels for wastewater. It is fitted with an electric pump to enable up to 70 hot or cold hand-washes.

Constructed of stainless steel, the portable handwashing unit ships fully constructed and requires a 120V electrical outlet to operate the pump. Durable casters allow all-terrain use.

Optionally, the unit can be outfitted with side and backsplashes to minimize germ dispersal, as well as San Jamar® paper towel and soap dispensers.

Tony Sweeney, President of Piper Products, said, “As schools explore alternate means to safely provide meals to students outside of the traditional cafeteria, mobile handwashing is necessary if permanent facilities are unavailable or inconvenient.”

“For schools that need to provide mobile hand washing, the Dinex mobile handwashing station is the personal hygiene solution that helps enable schools to safely re-open per CDC recommendations,” added CFS Brands product manager Herve Boeglin.

For more details on the mobile handwashing station and other solutions for businesses seeking to safely reopen, visit carlislefsp.com/serving-systems/mobile-hand-washing-stations.

ABOUT DINEX

Dinex is the industry leader in meal service products and tray assembly systems with state-of-the-art induction heating technology, high-quality insulated ware, trayline systems, stainless steel delivery carts, plate heaters, conveyors, and refrigeration equipment.

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is a U.S.-based manufacturer of products for the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. CFS operates the brands Carlisle Foodservice Products, Dinex, San Jamar, El Castor, Piper, Sparta, Snap Drape, and Marko globally. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company employs over 1400 people across its headquarters, 7 manufacturing locations and 7 distribution centers worldwide.

LINKS

Download the Mobile Hand Washing Stations Fact Sheet PDF [197 kb]
Download Mobile Hand Washing Stations Images

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
Cepillos El Castor, Spanish – www.cepilloselcastor.com
Cepillos El Castor, English – www.cepilloselcastor.com/english
Dinex – dinex.com
Marko – marko.com
Piper – www.piperonline.net
San Jamar – www.sanjamar.com
Sparta – spartabrush.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marketing – CFS Brands
[email protected]

San Jamar Reveals Innovative New Application for Sani Station™ Cleaner


Just in time for post-pandemic reopening, San Jamar extends use of Sani Station™ chemical to clean and sanitize hard surfaces


The Sani Station Hard Surface Cleaning Kit

ELKHORN, Wis., June 2, 2020 – Timely for businesses grappling with requirements for safely reopening their doors to customers, San Jamar, a CFS Brands company, revealed that the chemical used in its existing Sani Station™ product can also clean and sanitize hard surfaces. The chemical is FDA, EPA, and NSF D2 approved.

Simply mix the conveniently packaged chemical with the prescribed quantity of water in a spray bottle to clean or sanitize hard surfaces. San Jamar offers the chemical alone or as a kit with a spray bottle, instruction label, and test strips included.

In its original application, Sani Station™ combines a pre-packaged chemical with water in a countertop or wall-mounted container as a convenient and effective kitchen utensil cleaner and sanitizer.

“As world economies reopen for business, the risk of COVID resurgence weighs heavily on us all. I am proud that our development team rapidly developed the tools our customers need to throw open their doors and thrive,” said Trent Freiberg, President & CEO, CFS Brands.

Katie Babcock, CFS Brands Director of Product Development, commented, “Our San Jamar brand promise is ‘smart, safe, and sanitary,’ and this product extension translates those promises to our customers from their kitchen through their entire operation.”

For more details on the Sani Station™ hard surface kit, the original Sani Station™, the Sani Station™ chemical, and other solutions for businesses seeking to safely reopen visit www.carlislefsp.com/coronavirus.

ABOUT SAN JAMAR

San Jamar is a global leader in products and solutions for food safety, counter service, personal safety, and washrooms.

ABOUT CFS BRANDS

CFS Brands is a U.S.-based manufacturer of products for the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets. CFS operates the brands Carlisle Foodservice Products, Dinex, San Jamar, El Castor, Piper, Sparta, Snap Drape, and Marko globally. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company employs over 1400 people across its headquarters, 7 manufacturing locations and 7 distribution centers worldwide.

LINKS

Download the Sani Station™ Fact Sheet PDF [1 MB]
Download Sani Station™ Images

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
Cepillos El Castor, Spanish – www.cepilloselcastor.com
Cepillos El Castor, English – www.cepilloselcastor.com/english
Dinex – dinex.com
Marko – marko.com
Piper – www.piperonline.net
San Jamar – www.sanjamar.com
Sparta – spartabrush.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marketing – CFS Brands
[email protected]

CFS Brands Acquires Cepillos El Castor

August 19, 2019
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, August 19, 2019 – CFS Brands announced today it has completed the acquisition of Cepillos El Castor, the leading manufacturer in Mexico and Latin America of cleaning brushes and HACCP compliant color-coded products. Cepillos El Castor focuses on meeting the needs of maximum hygiene for industries and facilities where adherence to critical health and safety standards is vital to their operations. The company has manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico and has approximately 200 employees.

Eduardo Casas, President of Cepillos El Castor, said “To become part of the CFS Brands family will allow us to grow faster in the U.S. market and definitely confirm our unquestionable leadership in all of Latin America. Together, our global presence will also grow rapidly. With this acquisition, we are delivering the manufacturing expertise and the heritage of three generations of brush makers that, together with CFS Brands’ strengths, will create a global leader in this industry.”

Trent Freiberg, President and CEO of CFS Brands, remarked, “Cepillos El Castor is the market leader in Mexico and Latin America in our strategic category of cleaning brushes and also adds to CFS a complimentary line of HACCP compliant color-coded products as well as other key items. This acquisition expands our global presence and aligns perfectly with our vision to build the strongest platform of leading brands for light equipment and supplies. We are very excited to have Eduardo Casas and his management team continue to lead Cepillos El Castor as we work together to accelerate growth and we welcome all El Castor employees to CFS Brands.”

Cepillos El Castor will remain a stand-alone entity within CFS Brands. For the foreseeable future, both customers and suppliers will continue to interact with both companies 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, Snap Drape and Piper – all leading brand names in the foodservice, healthcare and janitorial markets.

ABOUT CEPILLOS EL CASTOR

Cepillos El Castor is a pioneer in Mexico in industrial brush manufacturing and the leading company in the market in Mexico and Latin America. The company offers a growing line of industrial and professional cleaning products developed with high quality and innovation.

For the transaction, CFS Brands was advised by Winston and Strawn, Ritch Mueller and PWC. Cepillos El Castor was advised by Anderson Tax and Legal and Deloitte.

LINKS

Cepillos El Castor, Spanish – www.cepilloselcastor.com
Cepillos El Castor, English – www.cepilloselcastor.com/english
Carlisle FoodService Products – www.carlislefsp.com
CFS Brands – www.cfsbrands.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

Marketing – CFS Brands
[email protected]

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]