David Hunter Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

FWE's Extra Mile Award - David Hunter
David Hunter proudly holds up his Extra Mile Award!

Please join us in congratulating our newest Extra Mile Award recipient, David Hunter!

David Hunter deserves recognition for setting the example by his positive attitude. This is especially critical when he’s training new hires. As a trainer he also demonstrates patience and supports and encourages people while they’re learning.

When asked about nominating David, Arturo Perez states “David is very hands-on – whatever I ask him to do he rolls up his sleeves and dives in head first. He is humble and willing to learn from anyone in his assigned department.”

David Hunter (Center) shown with Virgil (left) and Arturo (right) after accepting award.
David Hunter (Center) shown with Virgil (left) and Arturo (right) after accepting award.

David is also observant and detail-oriented and he does what we’ve ask him to do – study the processes and come back with solid ideas for improving processes.

David definitely gives an “extra mile” effort! Keep up the great work David!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low-Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long-term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Mark Grider Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

FWE's Extra Mile Award Winner: Mark GriderPlease help us congratulate our newest recipient of the Extra Mile Award, Mark Grider.

Mark deserves the Extra Mile Award because he keeps a positive attitude toward his work.  Whatever he is asked to do; he’s always eager and willing to do it.  Even if it means moving to 2nd shift to cover for someone’s vacation or absence, he does it without complaining.

If Mark makes a mistake on something, he readily admits it rather than trying to cover it up.  He uses it as a learning opportunity and tries not to make the same mistake twice.

Mark shares his knowledge freely and has trained numerous new hires.  He was also a key part of developing one of our first training checklists for the Laser Unloader position.

Thank you for your contribution to the FWE team, Mark and keep up the good work!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low-Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long-term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

CLYMATE IQ – Get More Precision Out of Your Cooking

SNA ANC is less than a week away! This Product Highlight is one of FWE’s most popular series. CLYMATE IQ!

One of many great achievements FWE has designed over the years, the CLYMATE IQ series gives you complete control over heat and humidity. How do we do this?

With intelligent heat and moisture sensors throughout the unit. CLYMATE IQ can tell if the ambient moisture or heat has risen or fallen and adjusts to hold the user-defined settings.

FWE knows that consistency is key. Air is circulated throughout the unit, meaning no hot or cold spots making your food stay kitchen fresh.

Warm up times as quick as 30 minutes and recovery times as fast as 3 minutes; it is no wonder the CLYMATE IQ series has become a customer favorite!

If you are at the SNA ANC show stop by booth 1490, to see what you have been missing. We will have the PHTT-12 model with Dutch Glass Doors on display, one of the many optional accessories available for CLYMATE IQ!

Serve Your Customers in the Easiest Way Possible!

Today we have a cabinet series built for transport. Our Dry Serving Wells are perfect for school applications!

On the top of the model are wells to serve heated fresh food, while inside are heated holding compartments to allow for quick refills to keep those hungry students or fans happy. The heated dry well comes standard with an easy to use magnetic workflow handle giving it a sleek look while still being functional.

One of the great features of nearly any FWE model is the ability to mix and match a nearly limitless list of optional accessories to make your unit completely unique, take for example the sneeze guard that protects your food from contamination and the tray slide shelf that allows a place to rest trays as it moves through your operation.

Here is our favorite feature: the well and the cabinet temperatures are totally independent of each other. Each cavity has its own control dial allowing for precise temperatures for your food.

These dry wells can accommodate 12”x20” pans, 18”x13” trays or even GN 1/1s! Talk about versatility!

At the upcoming SNA ANC from July 14th – 16th we will have one of our Well units on display come on down to booth 1490 and take a look and see for yourself why FWE is the best in foodservice equipment design.

Combine Two FWE Heat Systems In One Awesome Cabinet

We are in July! That means the School Nutrition Association’s Annual Nation Conference is just around the corner. Today we thought we would talk about a favorite new product of ours.

This piece of equipment takes not one but two of our heat systems and combines them to enhance your food quality. This is, of course, the Moisture-Temp Retherm Oven.

What makes this product so special? Well, not only can you reconstitute food that had been previously refrigerated or slacked. You can also use the moisture and temperature controls to not only reheat but to cook your product!

Made with the same high-quality stainless steel FWE is known for, the RH-18-MT even sports removable tray slides and can support pans full of heavy food items.

This model has an easy to use touch screen control that allows you to pre-set a number of settings from time, temperature, even humidity level eliminating that need for someone to keep an eye on it.

Are you afraid of your product getting too moist? We thought ahead on that one and installed an automatic venting system that releases excess moisture without you having to do anything.

 

Same goes for the Water Pan as the RH-18-MT auto fill system takes the worry and the work off your shoulders.

The Moisture-Temp Retherm will be at the show, be sure to stop by Booth #1490 and ask about the 3 Phase Electrical Optional Accessory!

FWE Offers the Best Way to Hold Pizza

The School Nutrition Association’s Annual Nation Conference is coming up we at FWE are going to give you the rundown on what to expect! Don’t forget to find us at booth #1490!

FWE remains on the cutting edge of Foodservice design and nowhere is that more evident than in our Humidified Pizza Holding Cabinets. We know that pizza is one of the kid’s favorites but that we also know that pizza is best kept warm.

FWE’s pizza heated holding cabinets buys time, giving operators tremendous flexibility in food production strategies. Our Cabinets hold open or boxed pizzas up to 18 inches and two boxes deep!

When you are trying to keep pizza warm, you run the risk of drying it out, not with FWE’s Pizza Holding Cabinet. With our innovative Humi-Temp system, we precondition the cabinet environment with circulating moist air. The gentle air movement ensures hot and fresh pizza for hours.

There are a plethora of optional accessories to boot! On the model going to the show, you will see a beautiful graphic wrap (imagine your logo there!) A full bumper to make sure that the cabinet is protected during transport. And a full Lexan door, that allows you to keep an eye on that delicious pizza.

This is just one of the pieces coming to the SNA ANC show this year. Be out on the lookout for more deep dives on the other amazing products FWE will be bringing!

 

FWE’s Made In USA for FSCI’s Magazine

Recently, FWE was featured in FSCI’s Magazine under the title, “Thriving in the US”. The article features one of our favorite photos of an employee welding two parts together. The article itself is broken down into three parts.

The opening of the article talks about FWE as a company, our history, our tradition as a provider of custom solutions. Did you know that when FWE started way back in the 1950s that all the material was cut by hand? That is a far cry from the high precision laser we use today. But FWE takes great care to have the same level attention to every detail now as we did back then.

From here the article goes into how FWE is a global manufacturer with every model being made in the USA. With the introduction to automation processes, FWE was able to produce equipment under the better, faster, cheaper mantra. FWE, when we can, sources all building materials locally, which allows us to give back to the communities we serve in Nashville and Chicago.

Rounding out the article, FER discusses how FWE is learning and growing into the future. FWE management serves as mentors to the next generation of entrepreneurs. We work closely with high schools and local colleges for our paid internship program, fostering career growth with many interns staying with FWE for decades. We do all of this because we are proud to be designed, and built in America!

FWE Celebrates Earth Day 2019

Earth. What more is there to say about it that hasn’t already been said? She has been the only home we have ever known, in the wide unknown of the universe. It is a single blue light in adrift in an endless sea of stars.

We are the caretakers of this world and its sustainability falls on each of us. Food Warming Equipment Company understands the challenges facing our home and takes part in several initiatives to do our part in protecting this planet.

VIRTUALIZATION OF THE DATA CENTER

One of the lesser known benefits is our reduction in IT Server space. We took several physical servers and consolidated them onto a Virtual Machine. This allowed us to reduce our server space by 3 times! Even better, our employees can access the server remotely by using a virtual desktop, reducing the amount of waste at the end of a piece of hardware’s life cycle.

PACKAGING

FWE uses recyclable corrugated board. We also work with Vendors to reduce the amount of packaging required to get products delivered safely. Over the years, FWE has experimented with the reduction of our packing materials to safeguard the environment while assuring product to market requirements. In addition to corrugated board, FWE cycles containers, boxes, paper goods, wood, shipping skids, and metal.

TREE PLANTING

    FWE has given or planted over 350 trees through its effort of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and has reduced the company’s overall impact on the environment through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions outside the four walls of the factory.

REDUCE

As most manufacturing facilities know, paperwork is an essential requirement to keep production organized and timely. Leading edge factory techniques have given birth to an in-house hyper “E-manufacturing environment” at FWE we have reduced paperwork and drawings in the factory by 99%. While no organization is completely paperless, FWE has taken considerable effort in reducing its paper needs to only a fraction of what would have otherwise been used in a traditional manufacturing facility.

Visit our Community and Sustainability page, here, to learn more about how FWE gives back the planet that has given us so much.

FWE hosts The U.S. FABRICATOR’s Leadership Summit

FWE – virtuous feedback loop in precision sheet metal fabrication

FWE is proud to host The U.S. FABRICATOR’s Leadership Summit tour, part of the fabricators & Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting 2019, a record breaking 300 attendees. An industry educational and networking event for the exchange of best practices and continuous improvement program. FWE is recognized for redefining performance processing for precision metal fabrication, intuitive paperless E-manufacturing environment.  Click here for full article…

FWE’s feedback loop drives continuous improvement, helps refine standard processing times, gives employees skin in the game, improves performance in delivery and quality, and fosters an open shop culture, all at the same time. If that’s not a virtuous cycle, I don’t know what is. ”  –  TIM HESTON, The Fabricator (March 6)

Small investment for Big rewards at NAFEM Show 2019

For only $75 you can attend the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM). The largest International commercial foodservice Industry show on Wednesday, February 6th through February 9th at the Orlando Convention Center.  

See us at the NAFEM Show 2019 in Orlando at FWE Booth #1035.

There’s something for everyone – from the operators to the dealers, distributors, and consultants who support them. While the recipe for success is anything but simple, NAFEM has everything you need to set the wheels in motion. Connect with over 600 equipment and supplies manufacturers. Including; food prep, primary cooking equipment Heated and refrigerated storage, transport and serving.

New top-notch networking lets you mix, mingle, make new connections, and connect with old friends. Host with world-class entertainment, and dining. This Year’s entertainment? Can’t say, but she is “Leaving Las Vegas”, and “If It Makes You Happy”, “The First Cut is the Deepest”.