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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!

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Schools Shows and Expos Trade Shows and Expos

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!

 

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Magazine

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!

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Community Company Promotion Website

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.

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Community

Sharing Some of our Employee’s Favorite Holiday Treats

We are gearing up for our annual FWE Christmas party, which means many of us are pulling out our secret family recipes to treat our friends and family this Holiday season. Today we are treating our readers with something that will satisfy any sweet tooth, Gigi’s Peanut Butter fudge! One of our employees here at FWE likes to make his coworkers this delicious fudge, a recipe that was passed down to him from his mother, Gigi, every year during the holidays. He is able to make large batches of this delicious, wintry treat using one of our FWE Cold Temp Refrigerators.

How do you make it? Don’t worry, we have all the details.

First you need to gather all your ingredients:

  • 6 Cups of Sugar
  • 3 Sticks of Butter
  • 10 oz of Evaporated Milk
  • 1 ½ Cups of Creamy Peanut Butter (Gigi uses JIF)
  • 13 oz of Marshmallow Cream
  • 1 Tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Wax Paper
  • 1 Baking pan 15” x 10” x 1”
  • 1 Heavy Duty Aluminum Kettle (A kettle not strong enough will scorch the fudge)
  • 1 Long Spoon (Preferably metal with a wooden handle)

Prepare the baking pan by lining it with wax paper, as the fudge cannot set for long before it starts to harden.

Mix the sugar, butter and evaporated milk in the kettle over medium heat until it comes to a rolling boil. Once it starts bubbling well, continue mixing for 5 more minutes, scraping the sides and bottom of the kettle with each pass so that it does not scorch the fudge. If you notice some light scorching, turn the heat down.

Once the 5 minutes are up, turn off the heat and add the peanut butter, mixing it well in the kettle. After that, you will need to add in the marshmallow cream and, you guessed it, stir more.  Now it is time to add in the final ingredient, one tablespoon of vanilla extract, mixing well.

Pour the entire contents of the kettle into the baking pan – it should fill the entire pan – then let it cool down. We recommend putting it in a FWE Cold Temp Refrigerator for about 10 – 15 minutes. Once cooled you can pull out the fudge, tip the pan over onto a clean cutting board, and peel off the wax paper. Then cut into 1 x 1 inch portions.

Viola! You have yourself one of the sweetest Holiday treats straight from Gigi’s Kitchen. Gigi recommends that you have a nice cold glass of milk with the fudge.

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Community

FWE Donates Over 75 Units of Blood!

On Wednesday, November 7th FWE hosted our very own Blood Drive with the help of the American Red Cross staff in Portland, TN. We had 17 employees participate in the blood drive yesterday, in 2018 alone we have donated 76 units of blood. we’re so proud of everyone who gives to this great cause.

The blood that has been donated will be used during blood transfusions that are given to patients in a variety of circumstances such as serious injuries, surgeries, childbirth, anemia, blood disorders, cancer treatments to just name a few. The American Red Cross ensures that your donated blood “journeys through many steps and tests that ensure [their] blood supply is as safe as possible and helps as many people as possible”.

Your willingness to donate blood helps save people’s lives every day, lives like our teammate, Brandon Justice. Brandon shared his survival story with us regarding a car accident that resulted in life-threatening injuries back in October 2017.

“Life Flight transported me to Vanderbilt and they had to give me two units of blood during the flight. At Vanderbilt, they did emergency reconstructive on my leg and I had to have another seven units of blood during my operation. While I was in the hospital recovering, I required teo more units of blood. Thanks to volunteer blood donors, there were 11 units of blood available when I needed it.”

Brandon not only gave blood during FWE’s drive yesterday but encouraged many of his fellow coworkers to donate, too. Helping those who need it is a big part of the culture here at FWE, we proudly encourage our team to give back when they can. If you are looking to find a blood drive near you, go to the American Red Cross page and type in your zip code where the “Find a Blood Drive” is located in the top right-hand corner. You can also apply to host your own blood drive, just like we did at FWE.

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Community Employee Appreciation

Geoff Buhrow & Virgil Guerrero Earns Award for Their Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

Please join FWE in congratulating our two newest recipients of the Extra Mile Award, Geoff Buhrow and Virgil Guerrero!

During the process of setting up the 3rd laser, Geoff put in many long hours, including work on Saturdays and Sundays. He went above and beyond the call of duty working with Amada to get the laser up and running. We feel his work to help bring this project to completion definitely qualify as an “Extra Mile” effort.

At the same time, Virgil was here constantly getting the laser ready. He put in countless hours, including working Friday evenings, and weekends. Without his help, this project would have taken much longer to complete. The type of effort he put forth clearly demonstrates going the “Extra Mile.”

-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

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Customer Highlight

FWE Inside the New JW Marriott Nashville!

The newest luxury hotel in Nashville!

Being able to help a customer realize their dream is what drives FWE to provide the best solutions in the business. That is why we are proud to be a part of the newest addition to the Nashville skyline, the JW Marriott. This all new construction stands 33 stories above the Nashville giving guests a view of Music City that is nothing short of breathtaking. The newest luxury hotel in the Marriott family has a total of 533 guest rooms, three restaurants, a spa, and a 50,000 square feet event space.

FWE is proud to have a place among its amazing and robust kitchen. With our heated plate transport and storage cabinets, JW Marriott can ensure that your food will serve timely. With an E-Z access rotating base, along with front door and flip-back top access, allows for easy loading and unloading of all dishes. We are excited to have shipped six of these storage cabinets to the JW Marriott.

Ideal for hotel/resorts, banquet operations, and restaurant establishments, the heated rotary dish cabinets are built stronger and perform better than any other on the market today – period!

Our unmatched design results in fast heat-up times and consistent plate temperature. Featuring a low profile design conserves valuable floor space by fitting under a 36″ counter; along with the high-quality stainless steel construction FWE is known for.

FWE has been delivering quality products since 1953 as part of our mission to provide our customers with the best products in the industry. Our ability to find solutions no one else can is what makes us essential for any kitchen.

We are looking forward to seeing the guaranteed success of the new JW Marriott in Nashville!

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Employee Appreciation

Congratulations to Bethany Gulley our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

CELEBRATING & RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING FWE EMPLOYEES
Bethany Gulley Earns Award for Her Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

Please join all of us at FWE in congratulating Bethany Gulley, our newest Extra Mile Award winner!

Bethany is dedicated and hardworking. She is extremely organized and focused on continuously learning and developing best practices to manage routine activities both efficiently and effectively. Not only does she bring a positive energy and a personal touch but also true professional attributes to F.W.E. and genuinely cares about delivering excellent quality work. During times of being short-handed, Bethany has worked tirelessly to keep her department ahead.

Keep up the good work, Bethany!

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

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FWE Celebrates 65 Years!

Founder Oren E. Klemm

2018 marks 65 years since Food Warming Equipment Company was incorporated. In those years FWE has continued to stay on the forefront of the industry. An American business with international reach, FWE is always looking ahead.

But, that does not mean we cannot look back at our history.

Founded by Oren E. Klemm in the mid to late1940s and it was Klemm who was the pioneer behind the famous “HOT SERVE” line of cabinets. At the time, what would become FWE shared a home with Klemm’s main enterprise known as Peerless Water Filters, a water filtering equipment, and water tank manufacturer.

Former owner Richard Klemm, Oren Klemm’s son, recalls how his father altered the way we prepare food for the masses.

“Previously, when you attended a banquet or wedding the head table would be finished eating long before everyone else had even been served their food.”

Dick Klemm Showing off FWE’s Mobile Bars

But with FWE’s Heated Holding Cabinets and the like, chefs could keep mass amounts of food hot and ready to serve so that everyone got to eat at once. The original risks set the perfect stage for 65 years and allowed FWE to be unafraid to continue to take those risks. At FWE we cultivate the brightest, toughest, and the most committed people around. It has been a great 65 years. Here’s to another 65 better years!

 

Current President, Deron Licthe with FWE employees during a 50th year anniversary photo-shoot in 2003