Main Auction Services, Inc., buys and sells the latest food service and restaurant equipment by the world's leading manufacturers such Merco Products. The late 1940's Mr. Judson Coates wanted to develop a tubular infra-red or radiant heater. In conjunction with H.A.Merrick, Mr. Coates spent a long period of development until the early 1950's when the Merco heat tube, as it is known today, was developed to a production stage. The name Merco was derived from the names, Merrick & Coates, MerCo.
Historical Dates of Importance:
1950-1957 Several co's started bearing the Merco name.
1956 Merco Products was formed in Eugene, OR for the purpose of selling food service equipment and farm & industrial heaters.
1957 Merco moved into a building on Bethel Dr in Eugene.
1959 Merco started own manufacturing.
1960 The building was moved across the street to 1298 Bethel Dr. Several additions and remodels to the original building were made over the years.
1982 Merged into ALCO Foodservice Equipment Co.
1985 Acquired by the Welbilt Corp.
1994 Moved into the Savory plant in Lakewood, NJ.
1998 Moved to Ft Wayne, IN to the Lincoln plant.
2012 Moved to Mt. Pleasant, MI to the Delfield plant.
At Manitowoc, interpreting the language of our customers’ success— around the corner and around the world—is what sets us apart in providing 7 categories of foodservice equipment and supplies... As a multilingual partner in all things foodservice, we strive to understand operations from inside the kitchen out. We are well-versed in everything from application to aftercare and innovation to integration, helping you build a kitchen that speaks volumes no matter where you are.
In approaching your needs, we don’t just talk about products. We speak with you about the application whether it’s Frying, Baking, Chilling, Freezing, Dispensing, Serving, Grilling, Steaming, Ice Making or Holding. Our teams of industry-leading experts take your business into account and know the right questions to ask from budget to space allocation. Let us help you find the ideal equipment solution that works for your operation today and in the future.
Categories Of Products Are:
Fried Food Holding Station - Closed Loop
Modular Holding Cabinets
Modular Holding Cabinet Full Pan
Our teams of kitchen innovators spearhead real, business-driving, industry-changing solutions. These engineers, designers, scientists, chefs and industry experts are in the field daily, talking with customers and gleaning knowledge and insight for equipment that evolves and stays ahead of your needs. It’s at the heart of what we do and the reason our equipment leads the way in foodservice solutions. We strive to make foodservice kitchens more holistic and integrated for smaller, more energy efficient and labor-conscious kitchens. With intuitive cross-platform smart technology, training is simplified and employees are able work across multiple functions for fluency throughout your kitchen.
Trends tell us the path to future business success, but trend interruption is the specialty of a team with over 30 global culinary experts. This highly trained group understands the current trends, and how to apply them across multiple segments and equipment platforms. They’re able to deliver innovative ideas, that drive customer traffic and grow profits, all while working within the boundaries of each specific operation.
Fluency means talking about what is really important. We understand the language of foodservice is complex. That’s why our experts provide a perspective that simplifies the approach to meeting your business and operational needs. If you’re ready to talk foodservice, Manitowoc speaks your language.
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