Greenfield World Trade’s Success Continues at the 2014 Food & Hotel Asia Show in Singapore

Fort Lauderdale, FL / Hong Kong, China – April 24, 2014

Greenfield World Trade took part in the 19th installment of Food and Hotel Asia (FHA), Asia’s biggest and most important trade fair for the catering and hotel industries. The show took place April 8-11, 2014 in Singapore with over 2,500 exhibitors from 70 countries represented.

According to Vivian Yan, Vice-President of Greenfield World Trade, Asia, “FHA is a show driven by innovation and solutions for the hotel industry. It’s a great platform for our Asia-Pacific regional hospitality businesses to see our global product offering displayed.”

At the Show, Greenfield exhibited its most emblematic brands including Omega Juicers and Blenders, Excalibur Food Dehydrators, Kold-Draft, Maxximum, Blakeslee, General and Zeroll. Greenfield also exhibited and introduced new products from partner brands including Woodstone, Crathco, Grindmaster, APW, EVO, F.W.E, Imperial and DoughPro.

To add to the excitement, Greenfield’s chefs were blending, juicing, dehydrating and preparing drinks, snacks and meals in the healthiest way possible. “Our Omega and Excalibur products are extremely versatile,” said Vivian Yan, “Our chef’s revealed some of the most sophisticated yet simple, healthy recipes that easily expand a menu beyond the traditional.”

About Greenfield World Trade

Greenfield World Trade has represented world-class manufacturers of high quality commercial restaurant equipment for over 20 years. Greenfield World Trade offers a host of services to create a one-source experience including design assistance, consolidations, delivery-to-site, export documentation, importation, technical and many other valuable services. More information can be found at

Media Contact : Vivian Yan or Meagan Bradley (954) 202.7419 or

Blakeslee™ Launches New UC20 Energy-Savings Undercounter Warewasher

Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 24, 2014

Blakeslee’s newest Undercounter Warewashing machine significantly reduces cycle time, energy and water consumption.

Blakeslee and The Legacy Companies today announced the introduction of the UC20, a new high-temperature undercounter warewasher.

“The UC20 incorporates all of Blakeslee’s technological advances making for a faster and more efficient warewashing process,” says Teresa Asbury, Vice President of The Legacy Companies. “The digital control panel has 3 languages to choose from, easy-to-set programs, and LED lights for function visibility across the room.”

From a product engineering standpoint, Blakeslee’s UC20 has one of the highest performance levels in the industry.

“The UC20 was engineered with the goal of largest wash capacity, best-in-class wash performance, flexible cycle options, easy-to-use controls and lower energy consumption,” explained Rich Sadowski, Vice President of Blakeslee. “The UC20 features seven different cycles that use only 0.60 gallons of water per cycle to distinguish the UC20 as a best-in-class machine for low water consumption and energy savings.”

Key advantages of the Blakeslee UC20 are highlighted below:

Cycle flexibility

The Blakeslee UC20 lets operators choose from seven different cycles: economy, economy plus, glassware, flatware, dishware, pot & pan, and programmable. The programmable mode provides an operator with the flexibility to program one of three options for custom wash and rinse mode and one of three options for wash and rinse temperature.

Energy Savings and Lower water consumption

The Blakeslee UC20 machine uses only 0.60 gallons per cycle with a cycle time of 50 seconds. This is the lowest water consumption of any undercounter warewasher available today. The current best-in-class is 0.62 gallons per cycle. In addition, Blakeslee’s UC20 dishwasher comes with an energy savings feature. If the machine is not operated for 30 minutes, the dishwasher automatically transitions into an idle mode, dropping the heat by 20⁰F.

Digital Display and Notice for Cleaning 

Blakeslee’s intuitive digital display guides the operator through simplified operational instructions. For example, simply scroll through and select a cycle by pressing the up and down arrows. When selections like preferred temperatures are reached or a final rinse is in process, specific colored lights are illuminated. There are no complex or confusing error codes; clean strainer prompt on the digital control display panel means it is time to clean the strainer.

Improved wash and rinse arms

Blakeslee’s UC20 comes with interchangeable upper and lower rinse arms and all stainless steel rinse nozzles. The rinse arms are easy to remove for cleaning. Blakeslee gives you the option to purchase separate wash and rinse arms for 18×26 sheet pans.

The new Blakeslee UC20 will be showcased at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, May 17-20 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. For more information about Blakeslee’s UC20, visit

About Blakeslee

Blakeslee, known as the founder of the commercial dish machine industry, invented the first mechanical dishwashing machine in the 1880’s. Blakeslee quickly became known as THE EXPERTS in dishwashing machine design and manufacturing. Over the years, Blakeslee patented the first underslung conveyer on a Flight-Type Machine; created the only modular tank system for both Rack and Flight-Type machines; and engineered and manufactured the only low profile Rack and Flight-Type machines available at the time. Blakeslee has since grown to be a world leader in commercial equipment for the foodservice and grocery industries. In 2010, The Legacy Companies acquired Blakeslee and continued Blakeslee’s operations and manufacturing in Addison, IL. To learn more about Blakeslee, visit

Media Contact : Meagan Bradley (954) 202.7419 or

Comprehensive article on the ice machine industry in the United States

Foodservice Equipment Reports, recently did a comprehensive article on the ice machine industry in the United States. The Legacy Companies is pleased to own two of the six manufacturers that are considered to be the best in world. This includes our latest acquisition, Kold-Draft, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, one of the first manufacturers to ever produce an automatic ice machine.

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The Legacy Companies Announces Acquisition of KOLD-DRAFT

Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 14, 2013 – The Legacy Companies today announced it has completed the acquisition of controlling interest in KOLD-DRAFT, headquartered in Erie, PA.

KOLD-DRAFT, a leader in the manufacturing of a wide-range of commercial ice machines for hotels, restaurants, bars, hospitals and institutions brings a unique combination of ice making technology and engineering services supporting the overall growth strategy of The Legacy Companies.

“The acquisition of KOLD-DRAFT is an important day at our Company,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “KOLD-DRAFT is a legacy brand name in ice machinery and this acquisition opens up new opportunities and supports our positioning as a leader in the commercial food service industry.”

KOLD-DRAFT is most well-known for producing the “Best Ice in the World”—pure, sparkling, and perfectly shaped due to a water control system, water plate assembly, and exclusive upside-down horizontal evaporator.

Pat Black, the President of Erie Management Group, stated “The opportunity to join forces with The Legacy Companies has made it possible to take KOLD-DRAFT to a new level, while at the same time preserving a historic Erie business. We are very excited about the future of this new company.”

The Legacy Companies plans to expand KOLD-DRAFT’s offering on a global scale; domestically through The Legacy Companies and internationally through Greenfield WorldTrade.

About The Legacy Companies

The Legacy Companies is a leading food service and consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such as Blakeslee®, Excalibur® Food Dehydators, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Maxximum®, Omega® Beverage Equipment and Zeroll® Small-wares. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL. More information can be found on the Web at


Since 1955, KOLD-DRAFT has been manufacturing ice machines that make the only true “square cube,” utilizing their exclusive “upside-down” horizontal evaporator ice-making system. KOLD-DRAFT machines produce pure, solid, sparkling ice that cools faster, melts slower, and doesn’t distort the taste of beverages. KOLD-DRAFT machines have a long life cycle and a three-year warranty on all parts and labor, making them one of the least expensive to own. More information can be found on the Web at

Media Contact: Teresa Asbury or Meagan Bradley at (954) 202.7419 or