Vollrath Acquires Assets of Albers Mechanical Contractors, Inc. to Expand Custom Fabrication Capabilities

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Adjustable breath guards and custom refrigeration components enhance Vollrath’s front- and back-of-house serving systems offering

Vollrath announces the acquisition of strategic assets of Albers Mechanical Contractors, Inc. and will establish a new facility in Newport, Minn.

“Their products and capabilities are a natural fit to develop our Serving Systems and Components business, and we know our customers will appreciate the additional high-quality options,” says Paul Bartelt, president and CEO of Vollrath Company.

The Vollrath Company announces the acquisition of strategic assets of Albers Mechanical Contractors, Inc., based in St. Paul, Minn. With over 23 years of experience operating in the foodservice marketplace, Albers expands Vollrath’s high-end custom fabrication capabilities and capacity for its Serving Systems and Components division. This includes a selection of adjustable breath guards and custom refrigeration components as well as added millwork and installation capabilities.

“Integrating the Albers fabrication capabilities expands our offering in a critical growth area,” says Paul Bartelt, president and CEO of Vollrath Company. “Their products and capabilities are a natural fit to develop our Serving Systems and Components business, and we know our customers will appreciate the additional high-quality options.”

Vollrath will establish a new facility in Newport, Minn. The over 70,000-square-foot building will be the 11th manufacturing facility for Vollrath Company and ninth in the U.S.

“Being part of a well-organized, global organization like Vollrath allows our commercial kitchens business to fully take advantage of the massive growth potential in the marketplace,” says Tom Westby, co-owner and executive vice president of Albers. “We look forward to being a key contributor to the overall growth of the company.”

About Vollrath Foodservice

Vollrath Foodservice, a division of The Vollrath Company, LLC, offers a full line of high-quality foodservice equipment – including countertop equipment, serving systems and components, as well as induction products – and smallwares. Vollrath manufactures industry-leading products at a single level of quality globally, backed by exceptional customer service and education at the Vollrath University training facility. For more details, visit vollrath.com.

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