Incorporated in the late 1940s by the late Archer Kahn, American Metalcraft got its start producing hubcaps used on the Tucker Torpedo (an automobile that was produced in Chicago during the 1940s). Over the next decade, American Metalcraft would eventually expand into making pizza pans becoming the first company to produce deep-dish Chicago-Style pizza pans. Around this same time, American Metalcraft also began to produce custom stainless steel plate covers.
By the late 1950s, the company expanded from its pizza pans and plate covers and began to sell copper shapes and bowls which sold primarily to copper enamellers. In 1961, Herbert Kahn succeeded his father as president of American Metalcraft becoming a second generation president and CEO. By then, American Metalcraft’s product line began to grow even larger.
The 1960s saw the company importing products from overseas thus allowing American Metalcraft to be competitive in the industry and keep prices low. The 1970s were a decade of strength. American Metalcraft’s distribution center caught fire during the decade but the company was able to survive. Following the year of the fire, American Metalcraft had its most profitable year until that time. The 1980s saw the company prosper more than financially.
The 1990s saw tremendous change for American Metalcraft. The late Herbert Kahn passed the reigns of American Metalcraft to his son David and daughter Susan Kahn Bank in 1995 transitioning to third-generation ownership. The company was able to expand from a 6,000 square foot facility in Chicago into a 120,000 square foot facility in west suburban Melrose Park. The product line at American Metalcraft also began to expand. While maintaining its historical core business of pizza supplies, bar supplies, and plate covers, the company was able to add many items in kitchen and tabletop and buffet supplies.
The 1990s also saw the expansion of the number of employees from 40 to 80. The 2000s saw even more change for American Metalcraft. The company was able to successfully reposition itself as one the premier restaurant supply companies in the foodservice industry. Not only has the company continued to introduce hundreds of new products every year, American Metalcraft also stayed committed to producing its own pizza pans and plate covers. By the end of the decade, American Metalcraft had well over 2500 different and unique products.
Entering the 2010s, American Metalcraft expanded its team to well over 100 employees. The company also expanded its product line now importing and producing more than 3000 products. In 2013, the company moved into its newest building in Franklin Park, IL. The new building is more than three times the space as the previous building in Melrose Park. The space not only improved the company’s distribution model but also improved its office space to give its customers the best service. With 70 years of service, American Metalcraft shows no signs of slowing down and looks forward to remaining the number one company in the industry for trend-focused and unique products and the best for customer service and satisfaction.
CAL-MIL is a family owned business established in 1965.
CAL-MIL manufactures Wood, Wire and Plastic products for Merchandising, Displaying and Serving food and beverage products.
CAL-MIL’s motto is “Presentation Makes The Difference”. Many foods are similar yet it is the unique presentation of the food product that sets a foodservice establishment apart from the others.×
Founded in 1976 by Jack Hoon and Roy Carpenter, Diversified Ceramics Corporation continues to grow as a privately held company located in Alvin, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Over the years, our company has grown from manufacturing only two coffee mugs to producing over 150 items in more than 50 different colors.
Diversified Ceramics specializes in manufacturing vitrified china for the foodservice industry that is American made, single-fired and lead-free. From standard ovenware to the manufacturing of custom products for the chain operator, our success has been based on exceptional quality, value and service.
We hope that when you are in the market for tabletop ceramics and ovenware that you will choose Diversified Ceramics.×
Hollowick has been serving the food service industry for over 35 years. Our primary goal is to enhance the overall dining experience and keep customers coming back again and again. To this end, we offer superior performance tabletop products that withstand the rigors of commercial/food service while enhancing overall ambiance, or in the case of cooking fuel, the buffet experience.
We pride ourselves on innovation and have been at the forefront of many of the most significant advancements in table lighting and cooking fuel products including the refillable liquid candle systems, disposable liquid candle cartridges, highlight fuel cells, tea light and votive sized fuel cells and adjustable wick chafing fuel.×
Employing over 6,000 associates throughout North America, Rubbermaid manufactures and distributes a wide range of products designed to organize life, delight consumers, and ease household chores. Product lines include Home Organization (home storage, drawers, laundry & utility, wastebaskets), Kitchen & Bath (food storage, kitchen organization, bath), Cleaning (smallwares and stickgoods), Closet Organization (complete systems both free standing and mounted), and Hardware/Seasonal (refuse, outdoor & garage storage, insulated, hardware & tools, lawn & garden, mailboxes). Rubbermaid products can be found in mass retailers, hardware & home center stores, warehouse clubs, supermarkets, drug stores, department stores, specialty stores, and distributors.
In 1999, Rubbermaid joined the Newell family of companies to create a new entity: Newell Rubbermaid Inc., a global marketer of consumer products with 2000 sales of nearly $7 billion and a powerful brand family including Sharpie®, Paper Mate®, Parker®, Waterman®, Rubbermaid®, Calphalon®, Little Tikes®, Graco®/Century®, and Levolor®. The Corporation is headquartered in Freeport, Illinois and has 48,800 employees worldwide.×
Since 1949, Server has helped foodservice operators everywhere find smart, efficient and sustainable ways to serve fresh food, better. It began at the movie theater, where operators needed an easier way to melt and serve butter for their freshly popped popcorn. We went to work, designing the industry’s first automatic butter warmer and dispenser. Building on our success at the movies, we continued to work with foodservice operators to develop progressive dispensing and point-of-use equipment that solved their everyday serving challenges. Honesty and integrity helped nurture each new relationship, while reliable products and personal service kept the business growing.
Your everyday challenges are our top priority. If you need simple modifications to existing products, we can help. If you need customized products to meet a unique challenge, we’ll work with you to create the perfect fit for your operation. Plus, all of our products are proudly crafted in America with a guaranteed two-year warranty.
Waring is one of today's leading manufacturers of professional quality, small appliances for the home, food service and laboratory industries.
Hospitality - Waring is dedicated to providing elegantly designed, personal care products to the Hospitality Industry.
Laboratory - Precision meet power - Waring Laboratory supplies the equipment you need with the reliability you demand.
Consumer - Bring classic design to your home with the Waring Retail Collection of high-power housewares.
Commercial - Waring Commercial caters to professionals in the food business with a wide selection of industrial strength electrics.×