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The Legacy Companies today announced it has completed the acquisition of controlling interest in KOLD-DRAFT, headquartered in Erie, PA.

2009 HOMEDEC Quality Award goes to Omega Juicers.....

Asbury Foodservice/Greenfield World Trade purchases the Zeroll Company.....

The Legacy Companies to acquire the West Bend Electrics Division of Focus

Transaction expected to close within 45 days

Fort Lauderdale, November 18, 2016: The Legacy Products Companies (“Legacy”) and Focus Products Group International, LLC (“Focus”) announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent by which Legacy would acquire the West Bend Electrics division of Focus. Focus, founded in 2001, is a growth oriented national provider of leading brands in Bath and Home Fashion for both retail and commercial accounts. Focus is a portfolio company of Centre Lane Partners, LLC.

"We are pleased to announce our intent to acquire the West Bend Electrics division, our 4th acquisition in 2016. West Bend meets our criteria of well-known and longstanding brands with significant growth potential," said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. Marc Navarre, Focus’s President and CEO, said, “We are pleased to see the West Bend Electrics division, with such a rich history in the housewares arena find an excellent home with Legacy allowing us to concentrate on our Textiles business.”

The parties intend to sign a definitive purchase agreement within the next [45] days and close the transaction upon signing. The transaction is subject to the parties entering into a definitive purchase agreement for the acquisition.

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 Bevles®, Blakeslee®, Chef'sChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, Legion®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, Orien, and Zeroll®. The company’s corporate website is www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

Focus Products Group International, LLC

Focus is a national provider of leading brands in Bath and Home Fashion for both retail and commercial accounts. The Company’s brands include Sure Fit®, Patio Armor®, Vinturi®, Hookless®, Arc & Angles®. The company’s corporate website is www.focuspg.com.

Contacts:
The Legacy Companies
Meagan Bradley, Vice President, 954.202.7419

Focus Products Group International, LLC.
Julie Muduryan, Communication Manager 224.513.2007




The Legacy Companies Announces Acquisition of Legion Industries

Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 26, 2016

The Legacy Companies today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Legion Industries, based in Waynesboro, GA. This is the third acquisition that the Company has made this year. In June, it bought out EdgeCraft; in July, it bought out Orien.

Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies, said, "This move reflects The Legacy Companies' ability to seize opportunities when they occur, especially of those that match our strategy to expand our USA based manufacturing operations and to build our portfolio of Legacy brands. After all, there are few brands like Legion with a distinguished history successfully spanning three centuries."

Legion Industries was originally founded in 1897 as the Joseph Heinrich Corporation (Jos. Heinrichs Corp.) of New York City. The company originally sold quality silver products to leading hotels, restaurants, institutions, railroads, and steamship lines. In 1937, Legion Utensils Co. bought the company and subsequently became a leader in the production of deep drawn stainless steel products for the commercial food service industry. Modern production techniques were applied to the manufacturing of classic European cooking items for the expanding American market. The Company introduced the Insulated Braising Pan into the United States in 1961 and pioneered the development of bi-metal cookware production, and the plating of silver, brass and copper on stainless steel.

Today, Legion Industries continues to manufacture the highest quality deep drawn stainless steel products with an extensive line of Insulated Direct and Self-contained Steam Jacketed Kettles; Insulated Combi-Pan® Tilting Skillet and Insulated Skittle® Cookers which is Legion's multipurpose cooker functioning as a steamer, skillet, braising pan, griddle, deep fryer, combination oven, and even as a holding cabinet. In addition, Legion makes handcrafted Chafers and Buffetware and manufactures both CopperWare and InductoWare® Cookware. “Legion is an established company with many products originally pioneered by a great man, Joseph Heinrichs, and we have been honored to continue his legacy,” said Chuck Brown, CEO of Legion Industries. “With the support and business acumen of The Legacy Companies, we are eager to have Legion progress to the next level.”

About The Legacy Companies The Legacy Companies, a privately owned company with a strong track record of acquiring and growing 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 Bevles®, Blakeslee®, ChefsChoice®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, and Zeroll®. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL. More information can be found on the Web at www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

About Legion Industries: Legion, headquartered in Waynesboro, GA, provides the finest chefs and serious cooking enthusiasts with the ultimate stainless and copper cookware. If you are looking for the ultimate cooking tools that will last for generations, then there is only one choice - Legion InductoWare® or CopperWare™. Legion also offers classic designs in Chafers, Buffetware, Serving Trays, Accessories, and Cookware. More information can be found on the Web at www.LegionIndustries.com.




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The Legacy Companies Announces Acquisition of Chef'sChoice

Fort Lauderdale, FL and Avondale, PA – June 3, 2016 – The Legacy Companies today announced that it has completed the acquisition of EdgeCraft Corporation, manufacturer of the Chef'sChoice brand, based in Avondale, PA.

Founded in 1984, EdgeCraft Corporation introduced the Chef'sChoice brand with the debut of its first electric knife sharpener in 1985. Today, Chef'sChoice is available in over 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 models of the most technologically advanced electric and manual knife sharpeners, as well as, electric food grinders and slicers, wafflemakers, grills and hot beverage products.

Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies, said, “We are pleased to announce the completion of this acquisition. It represents our continued commitment to expanding our USA based manufacturing operations and building our portfolio of Legacy brands. I also want to congratulate the Management Team at EdgeCraft for their strong leadership and their effort in positioning the Chef'sChoice brand for future growth. I look forward to working with the dedicated and talented EdgeCraft employee base.”

Mr. Asbury also emphasized that Chef'sChoice will remain headquartered in Avondale and will maintain its current operations there. "It is our intent to help grow Chef'sChoice right there in Avondale, Pennsylvania, where it’s been since 1990," he added.

Sam Weiner, EdgeCraft's President, commented, "We have spent significant time with The Legacy Companies' management team and are convinced the culture and ambition is similar to what we've built at EdgeCraft. It's exciting for EdgeCraft to be an official part of The Legacy Companies where we can leverage the resources and brand expertise of each company to further innovate and develop our products to accelerate growth worldwide."

About The Legacy Companies

The Legacy Companies, a privately owned company with a strong track record of acquiring and growing 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 Bevles®, Blakeslee®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, and Zeroll®. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL. More information can be found on the Web at www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

About EdgeCraft:

Headquartered in Avondale, PA, EdgeCraft Corporation was launched in 1985 with the introduction of its model 100 electric knife sharpener, which was immediately acclaimed worldwide for its performance and quality. Today, the company is recognized as an undisputed world leader in the production of the most technologically advanced sharpeners on the market, as well as high-quality food slicers, grinders, waffle makers, grills and hot beverage products. For more information visit www.EdgeCraft.com.




The Legacy Companies Announces Acquisition of Bevles® from Standex International Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 30, 2015

Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 30, 2015 – The Legacy Companies today announced it has completed the acquisition of Bevles®, a leading producer of proofers, cabinets and racks for the both commercial foodservice and retail markets from Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI).

Bevles’® rich history and manufacturing legacy are part of the reason its products are relied upon by world-class customers such as Taco Bell, Cinnabon, and Tim Hortons.

According to Neal Asbury, President and CEO of The Legacy Companies, “We are excited for the opportunity to expand Legacy’s portfolio with Bevles®, a company which compliments perfectly our tradition of providing quality products and services to our customers around the globe.”

“I am pleased that Bevles® will be in the hands of such an outstanding organization,” said Anne De Greef-Safft, Group President of the Standex Food Service Equipment Group. “The Legacy Companies is highly regarded for the performance and quality of their products and the broad solutions they provide globally. Customers that have known and trusted the Bevles® brand can look forward to continued innovation and high service levels.”

The effective date of the sale is June 30, 2015.

About The Legacy Companies

The Legacy Companies is a leading food service company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such as Blakeslee®, Excalibur® Food Dehydrators, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, Maxximum®, Nautilus® & Dol-Fyn® Water Purification, 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 www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

About Standex:

Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five broad business segments: Food Service Equipment Group, Engineering Technologies Group, Engraving Group, Electronics Products Group, and Hydraulics Products Group with operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, South Africa, India and China. For additional information, visit the Company's website at: www.standex.com.



The Legacy Companies Announces Acquisition of Regal Ware’s Drinking Water Purification Business Unit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 27, 2014

Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 27, 2014 – The Legacy Companies today announced it has completed the acquisition of Regal Ware’s Drinking Water Purification and Filtration Business Unit, headquartered in Kewaskum, Wisconsin.

The acquisition of Regal Ware’s Water Purification business strengthens Legacy’s health and wellness appliance segment through the addition of brands such as DOL-FYN®, Dove®, Nautilus®, Ultra Clean®, Milennium® (Canada), Aquavie® (European Union, China).

Commenting on the transaction, Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies, said, “We are pleased to announce the completion of this acquisition. It represents our continued commitment to expanding our USA based manufacturing operations and building our portfolio of Legacy brands. Adding Regal Ware’s market leading water purification brands and products to our offering creates opportunities both domestically and internationally and expands our presence in all channels of distribution.”

The Legacy Companies plans to expand the Regal Ware Water Purification and Filtration business 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 Dehydrators, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Kold-Draft®, 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 www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

About Regal Ware Worldwide:

Regal Ware is the premier direct seller and manufacturer of high quality stainless steel cookware and cast aluminum cookware in the United States. Regal Ware’s core values of integrity, dedication, performance and pride define the company, its innovative engineering and legacy of quality manufacturing that dates back to 1911. Regal Ware products are available direct-to-the-consumer through independent distributors worldwide. For more information visit www.regalware.com; and view our corporate video at http://www.regalware.com/our-company/corporate-video.



Omega® Introduces Two New Low Speed Juicers with Revolutionary Technology

Omega Takes Juicing and the Preservation of Rich Nutrition and Natural Taste to a New Level with Vertical Low Speed Juicers That Operate at 43 Revolutions Per Minute, 50% the Speed of the Original Motor System


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Omega, a leading manufacturer of appliances for the healthy kitchen, is proud to announce its fifth generation vertical masticating style juicing machines, the Omega VSJ843Q and VSJ843R. The new juicers preserve even more of the natural taste and rich nutrition found in fresh produce. The new motor rotates at 43 revolutions per minute (RPM), approximately 50% the speed of the original vertical masticating (low speed) juicers. The tighter fit tolerance of the new dual-edge auger strains more juice and breaks down fiber to a palatable level for a smoother, nutrient-dense juice. The combination of the lower rotation speed, dual-edge auger design and powerful 250 watt motor gently squeezes juice keeping healthy enzymes intact; reducing heat build-up, delaying the oxidation process, and increasing the juice's shelf life.

Both models offer the enhanced features to yield the maximum amount of juice extraction from the least amount of produce. Even the toughest ingredients such as leafy greens, spinach, kale and wheatgrass are effortlessly processed. Additionally, users can juice soaked almonds, nuts and soy beans to make home-made nut milks.

Engineered with commercial-grade quality, key features include:

  • Powerful Motor: Both new juicing units are equipped with a 250 watt motor and reduction gears, equivalent to 2 horsepowers. This unique commercial construction is backed by a 15-year warranty;
  • NEW Dual Edge Auger: The new dual edge auger creates a tighter fit tolerance breaking down fiber (pulp) to a palatable level for a smoother, nutrient-rich juice; grinding and pressing the food to squeeze out the maximum amount of juice from items as fine as wheatgrass;
  • NEW Low Speed Operating System: The masticating style juicer is equipped with a motor base that spins at the revolutionary low speed of 43 RPM, approximately 50% lower than traditional low speed juicers. The lower speed protects and maintains healthy enzymes, prevents oxidation and allows juice to be stored up to 72 hours without degradation, resulting in a tastier, smoother juice;
  • NEW Juicer Tap and Mixing Function: Designed for convenience, this new function allows consumers to juice all ingredients and fill the juice bowl with their favorite juice mixture. Once all produce is juiced, the tap can be opened to release the mixed juice;
  • Auto-Cleaning Function: Increasing the machine's efficiency and minimizing the clean-up process, the Auto-Clean function keeps the screen clear during the juicing process, eliminating pulp and sediment buildup.

The Omega VSJ843Q and VSJ843R are offered in two sleek style options; the VSJ843Q features a square style base while the VSJ843R has a round base, bringing a touch of class to the kitchen.

For more information on Omega Juicers please visit:
US Website: http://www.omegajuicers.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omegajuicers


About Omega Juicers

Since 1985, Omega has developed the most efficient and reliable juicers available, proudly offering all styles of juicing equipment from its "One Stop Shop for All Your Juicing Needs.” Founded by industry expert Robert Leo, who spent over twenty years developing his vision and experience by listening to consumer needs, Omega remains the only company to offer centrifuge, masticating, and pulp ejection style juicers, in addition to the more traditional citrus models.

Omega offers units that are "Household & Commercially Approved" by Underwriters Laboratories. Omega products are stylish enough for the home and powerful enough for the workplace, and Omega’s track record of durability, coupled with its product confidence, allows the brand to offer up to 15-year warranties on its range of products, which includes juicers, blenders, food prep machines, drink dispensers and more. www.OmegaJuicers.com

Media Contact : Meagan Bradley (954) 202.7419 or MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com



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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 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 http://www.GreenfieldWorld.com.

Media Contact : Vivian Yan or Meagan Bradley (954) 202.7419 or MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com



Blakeslee™ Launches New UC20 Energy-Savings Undercounter Warewasher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 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 18x26 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 http://www.blakesleeinc.com/under-counter-dishwasher/.

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 www.BlakesleeInc.com.

Media Contact : Meagan Bradley (954) 202.7419 or MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

About KOLD-DRAFT

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 www.kold-draft.com.

Media Contact: Teresa Asbury or Meagan Bradley at (954) 202.7419 or marketing@thelegacycompanies.com.




2009 NAFEM SHOW - Was a Great Success!!!

We would like to thank everyone who attended our booth at the NAFEM Show 2009. Despite the shows overall decrease in attendance and our current economic situation NAFEM ’09 was a great success for us. We announced the purchase of The Zeroll Company and Omega Foodservice, both legacy brands in the foodservice equipment arena. Between these acquisitions and the launch of General and Maxx Cold’s new equipment lineup there was a lot of excitement in the air!

In addition to our new company purchases and product line expansion we also had a great deal of media exposure both in print and in radio. The President of Asbury Foodservice, Neal Asbury, hosted a special 2 hour radio show at the booth site on WZAB-AM 880 The Biz, Coral Gables, Florida.



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