TROY, Ohio -- Members of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) Association have voted Hobart the 2005 Manufacturer of the Year.
The honor marks the third time in six years that the FCSI has recognized Hobart with a major award. In 1999, FCSI awarded Hobart's 2000-Series Slicer with the Distinguished Development Award. In 2003, Hobart earned the Association's Honorable Mention for Manufacturer of the Year, the only company to receive the distinction.
"To be selected by this organization as the Manufacturer of [image-nocss] the Year is a great honor for our company," said Richard Hynes, Hobart Consultant Services Group.
Hobart Foodservice President John McDonough added that the award is validation of Hobart's focus on its customers. "Our product development begins with the customer. We spend a great deal of time asking our customers for input, whether they're a consultant, a K-12 or other noncommercial foodservice director, an independent restaurant owner or a major chain. The problems they're trying to solve drive nearly everything we do, and we're committed to delivering the products and services that help address those problems including food safety, cost management, labor/productivity and product shrink."
Troy, Ohio-based Hobart is a major commercial equipment and service provider for the foodservice and food retail industries. It offers products for refrigeration; warewashing and waste handling; food preparation; baking; cooking; and weighing, wrapping and labeling systems.