The Legacy Companies Announces the Acquisition of Admiral Craft Equipment Corporation

Date: August 12, 2022

For Release: Immediately

Contacts: Julie Hausmann, jhausmann@thelegacycompanies.com

The Legacy Companies Announces the Acquisition of Admiral Craft Equipment Corporation

FT. LAUDERDALE … Food service manufacturer Maxx Cold expands their product offering with the addition of eight new foodservice glass door merchandiser freezers.

Jericho, NY; and Fort Lauderdale, FL. (August 2022) – Greenfield World Trade, Inc. d/b/a The Legacy Companies (“Legacy”), a leading consumer products and commercial food service equipment provider, today announced that it has closed upon its acquisition of Admiral Craft Equipment Corp. of Jericho, New York. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Admiral Craft is a leading manufacturer and distributor of equipment, smallwares and supplies to the commercial foodservice industry since 1952. Admiral Craft brands such as AdCraft, Black Diamond, Grista, Lunar Ice and U-Star are sold by authorized restaurant equipment dealers throughout North America. Admiral Craft is well known in the industry for its competitive pricing, superior customer service, prompt shipment and an exceptional fill rate.

Neal Asbury, Legacy’s President stated, “We are incredibly pleased to welcome Admiral Craft into The Legacy Companies. The Admiral Craft acquisition is strategically important to us as it enhances and strengthens our position in the commercial foodservice market. Admiral Craft’s product offering is complementary to our existing businesses with the potential to further expand key account relationships and capitalize on cross selling opportunities. With this acquisition we are further enabled to align our efforts to provide best in class practices and products to the ever-changing foodservice industry.”

Commenting on the transaction, Rick Powers, CEO of Admiral Craft, stated, “We are excited to join a global leader that provides a solid foundation for our continued growth. The Legacy Companies offers us the opportunity to leverage complementary product offerings, enter new markets and enhance customer relationships. I believe Legacy’s stewardship and complementary businesses will be beneficial to both the customers and employees of Admiral Craft. Joining forces with Legacy will allow our combined team the opportunity to use their decades of experience and industry knowledge to better serve customers in the foodservice and hospitality markets.”

Advisors
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (New York, NY) acted as legal advisors for The Legacy Companies. Fox Swibel Levin & Carroll, LLP (Chicago, IL) acted as legal advisors to Admiral Craft Equipment Corp.

About The Legacy Companies
The Legacy Companies, a privately-owned company, is a leading consumer products and food service equipment provider that designs, manufactures, distributes and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such Avanti®, Back to Basics®, Bevles®, Blakeslee®, Chef’sChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield World Trade, Maxx Cold®, Maxx Ice®, Maxx Scientific®, Omega®, Vinotemp®, Vinturi®, WestBend®, Yonanas® and Zeroll®. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

For more information on The Legacy Companies, visit www.TheLegacyCompanies.com

About Admiral Craft Corporation
Since 1952, Admiral Craft Equipment Corp. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of equipment, smallware’s and supplies to the commercial foodservice industry. Offering in excess of 2,000 products with strategically placed distribution, Admiral Craft products are sold throughout North America and include brands such as Black Diamond, Lunar Ice, U-Star, Grista and Adcraft.

For more information about Admiral Craft, visit www.admiralcraft.com

About The Legacy Companies
The Legacy Companies, a privately-owned company, consumer products and commercial food service equipment provider that designs, manufactures, distributes and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such Avanti®, Back to Basics®, Bevles®, Blakeslee®, ChefsChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield World Trade, Maxx Cold®, Maxx Ice®, Maxx Scientific®, Omega®, Sapphire®, Vinturi®, WestBend®, Yonanas®, Vinotemp® and Zeroll®. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

For more information on The Legacy Companies, visit www.TheLegacyCompanies.com

Maxx Cold announces the launch of fourteen (14) new Merchandisers Refrigerator Coolers and Freezers

Date: April 2022

For Release: Immediately

Contacts: Julie Hausmann, jhausmann@thelegacycompanies.com

Maxx Cold announces the launch of fourteen (14) new Merchandisers Refrigerator Coolers and Freezers to their product line including Narrow Width, Large Storage Capacity and Glass Door Ice Merchandiser Freezers.

FT. LAUDERDALE … Food service manufacturer Maxx Cold expands their product offering with the addition of eight new foodservice glass door merchandiser freezers.

Available Models:

Maxx Cold Narrow Width, Glass Door Merchandiser Freezers and Refrigerators are ideal for compact environments offering and attractive display for last minute purchase or storage, depending on your retail, foodservice or beverage application. The upright refrigerated cabinets are available in two door, self-closing swing doors or sliding doors. Measuring under eighty/80” inches in height the widths vary from 31 to 33 inches depending upon door style. Smooth, powdered coated steel exterior is available in either white or black with an illuminated top to personalize your advertising message. Refrigerated Merchandiser units are supplied with four (4) PE coated wire adjustable shelves per door, lock and key set and interior LED lighting to display merchandise contents safely. Electronic thermostat, digital LED temperature display and regulate accurate temperature, prolonging and preserving shelf life of products. Not only are controls simple to use, but operation is also energy efficient with CFC refrigerant and foam insulation. Mobility is easy because units are equipped with roller wheels and leveling feet to fit through doors and under ceilings.

Maxx Cold Glass Door, Large Storage Capacity Merchandiser Freezers and Refrigerators are designed for storage and visual appeal to hold and display your foodservice products. The bottom mount merchandisers are available in both single, double and triple doors that are self-closing. Constructed of powder coated black steel exterior and white interior, the glass door merchandisers feature a lock and key set to safely secure contents and is tamper proof. Installation is easy, because the units are equipped with four rollers, two with leveling feet for 1 and 2 door models, four adjustable heavy-duty PE coated wire shelves per door and an integrated condensate pan therefore no drain line connection is required. Simple to use, programmable solid-state digital controls deliver accurate temperature regulation for the operator. Merchandisers have a nominal storage capacity from 30, 50 and 73 cubic feet and utilize CFC free refrigerant and foam making these units ideal for large capacity storage and energy efficient operation.

Maxx Cold Glass Door Ice Merchandiser Freezers are engineered to store and hold up to (54) 8 lb. bags of ice at one time for single door and up to (117) 8 lb. bags for double door units. The full length, triple pane glass doors prevent condensation as well as display and regulate the merchandise at the right temperature. Interior and exterior is constructed of white powder coated steel and is supplied with an illuminated plastic merchandising top and lamp. The self-closing doors are provided with a lock and key set. Electronic thermostat and digital LED temperature display provides accurate and easy reading; temperatures range from 0 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure ice stays frozen and does not stick together. The automatic defrost system ensures the indoor ice merchandiser operates properly.

About The Legacy Companies
The Legacy Companies, a privately-owned company, consumer products and commercial food service equipment provider that designs, manufactures, distributes and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such Avanti®, Back to Basics®, Bevles®, Blakeslee®, ChefsChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield World Trade, Maxx Cold®, Maxx Ice®, Maxx Scientific®, Omega®, Sapphire®, Vinturi®, WestBend®, Yonanas®, Vinotemp® and Zeroll®. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

For more information on The Legacy Companies, visit www.TheLegacyCompanies.com

General Foodservice announces the addition of three new product lines Fryers, Ranges and Countertop Cooking Equipment.

Date: July 2022

For Release: Immediately

Contacts: Julie Hausmann, jhausmann@thelegacycompanies.com

FT. LAUDERDALE … Food service manufacturer General Foodservice has expanded their product offering with the addition gas Fryers, Ranges and Countertop Broilers, Griddles, Hot Plates and Char-Rock Broilers.


General Commercial Gas Fryers hold 40, 50 and 70 lbs. of oil or shortening in a stainless steel tank and available in from 90k, 120k or 150k BTU’s of natural gas or liquid propane. Operation is convenient because the Millivolt control scheme in 200 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit which eliminates the need for an electrical connection. The fully welded stainless steel fry tank, embossed to reflect the correct oil level, allows operators (Chefs, Cooks and Kitchen staff) to fry foods fast, accurately and safely. Integral fry vat cold zone below tube burners promotes longer oil life and better tasting food/flavor when properly used and maintained as well as keeps debris out of oil to prevent burning to ensure operation is safe. The 6” adjustable legs allow unit to sit firmly on kitchen floor again allowing for safe operation and all models are ETL certified in the US and Canada. Constructed of stainless steel front, top ledge, and header allows
for easy clean up. The dual wall removable exhaust flue is designed with high grade G90 galvanized steel on the exterior sides and back for a smooth finish. General Fryers are safe, versatile and dependable allowing them to adapt to any commercial kitchen design.

General Range and Ovens can handle an array commercial kitchen cooking task. The range top is perfect for preparing soups, sauces, or side dishes, while the ovens large capacity can bake your favorite poultry or fish dish and of course, desserts to perfection! Ranges are constructed with stainless steel front, sides, back risers and lift-off high shelf to resist scratches, rust and corrosion. The 6” stainless steel legs are adjustable to accommodate uneven kitchen floors. Both 24” and 36” ranges feature a welded frame, so sturdy, ranges can withstand heavy-duty operation. Ranges are supplied with 3/4” NPT male connector on a 1/2” pipe, allowing you to connect with either 3/4” or 1/2” NPT female connector. Supply pressure should be at minimum of 4” W.C. for natural gas or 10” W.C. for propane. Oven and range BTU is 30,000, with a manual pilot system, (1 pilot per 2 burners) and the 12” x 12 cast iron open burner crates support daily heavy-duty use. Supplied with two (2) oven racks with adjustable (4) positions to accommodate an array of cooking, trays and dish heights as well as a pull-out crumb tray is accessible from the front making cleaning and maintenance easy for the operator. The insulated oven door assists in accurate baking temperature. Back riser protects kitchen walls from splashes and the lift off high shelf can provide additional storage options for ingredients allowing operator to safely operate range without walking away to grab additional condiments. All models are ETL certified in the US and Canada.

General Countertop Commercial Cooking Equipment product line includes: Charbroilers, Griddles, Hot Plates and Char-Rock Broilers. The countertop models provide ample space needed to grill meats, chicken, fish and vegetables on either a gas radiant cooktop, char rock stones, a griddle or hotplate. The all stainless steel equipment features independent dial controls, sturdy stainless steel legs. Models are field convertible from LP to NG and vice versa. General countertop products are ETL approved and meet all required gas cooking appliance safety standards, codes and performance regulations. Please refer Generals specification sheets or website for additional details.


About The Legacy Companies
The Legacy Companies, a privately-owned company, consumer products and commercial food service equipment provider that designs, manufactures, distributes and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such Avanti®, Back to Basics®, Bevles®, Blakeslee®, ChefsChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield World Trade, Maxx Cold®, Maxx Ice®, Maxx Scientific®, Omega®, Sapphire®, Vinturi®, WestBend®, Yonanas®, Vinotemp® and Zeroll®. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

For more information on The Legacy Companies, visit www.TheLegacyCompanies.com