For the fifth year in a row, Manitowoc Foodservice was recognized by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, receiving for the third consecutive year the Sustained Excellence Award.. This award honors companies that show continued innovation and commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.
In 2013, Manitowoc Foodservice (Convotherm, Cleveland, Delfield, Frymaster/Dean, Garland and Manitowoc Ice) increased their ENERGY STAR portfolio by 210% to reflect 1,729 products across six brands. These wide variety of products allow Manitowoc to give customers more choices to meet their operational needs while decreasing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
On April 3rd of this year, Manitowoc Foodservice also participated in the second annual ENERGY STAR twitter kickoff party. ENERGY STAR partners from a variety of industries joined the party to show their support and commitment to ENERGY STAR. The celebration was designed to allow those interested in ENERGY STAR and its partners to ask questions, take quizzes and win many ENERGY STAR related prizes. "We continue to focus on innovative equipment platforms that will reduce overall energy and water consumption. As a result, we have had our customers boost their focus on energy efficient equipment. This environmentally friendly focus has had a much anticipated effect on restaurants. Not only are they energy efficient but they have garnered the attention of customers who wish to dine their due to the positive impact on the environment," explains Caitlin Rodgers, vice president of marketing - Manitowoc Foodservice.
Manitowoc Foodservice just doesn't talk the talk, we walk the walk by encouraging suppliers to reduce packaging materials, centralizing a parts distribution center in the U.S. to decrease shipping and packaging costs and educating our customers on the use of OEM parts to ensure properly maintained equipment thus using only the energy needed.
The awards ceremony will be held later this month, on April 29th in Washington D.C. where a team of Manitowoc Foodservice representatives will be present and post live pictures and tweets from the event.