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Manitowoc Foodservice Sustainability Report

New Port Richey, Fla. - December 2, 2011 - Manitowoc Foodservice in conjunction with its parent company, The Manitowoc Company, is pleased to announce the completion of their second annual Corporate Sustainability Report.

Extended product life
Extended product life is the foundation of our products and customer sustainability initiatives. By working to extend the life of our products, Manitowoc Foodservice reduces the demand for raw materials and energy consumed when new products are manufactured, packaged, and shipped.

New product introduction
We've incorporated guidelines for use of sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials into our new product introduction process, along with similar guidelines for energy and water saving. This discipline helps us to maintain rigorous focus on these important initiatives as we design products for the future. As a result, we are incorporating more environmentally friendly materials into our design.

Committed to product development that meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR® guidelines
Manitowoc was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Department of Energy for two years in a running in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 and 2013 we were honored with the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence award. For 2014 and beyond we will continue to partner with government agencies and customers alike to develop products that meet our customers demands for lower operational costs and greater energy efficiency.

Not all foodservice equipment has a category monitored by ENERGY STAR guidelines. Manitowoc's EnerLogic™ offers products that have been shown to reduce energy or resource costs based on third party assessment. To date, Manitowoc Foodservice manufactures more than 1,800 products that comply with either ENERGY STAR or our own EnerLogic program.

U.S. Green Building Council
As an active member of the US Green Building Council, Manitowoc Foodservice builds EnerLogic products that are designed to contribute to and support the US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System. Improving numerous products so that they meet the U.S. Green Building Committee's water standards is another example of our commitment to assisting customers in decreasing their environmental footprint, while at the same time decreasing their cost of doing business. As part of our corporate membership with LEED, Cleveland Range developed a brochure that provides customers a complete overview of all the products that support LEED certification.

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We believe it is our mission to be a responsible manufacturer, industry leader, and employer, not only for this generation, but for future generations. This first report identifies our past initiatives and benchmarks where we are at today. The results of this survey will be used to identify future endeavors and keep us pointed in the right direction.

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Take Sustainable Action With Manitowoc Foodservice Brands

Helping operators reduce environmental footprint is a priority for Manitowoc Foodservice and its leading equipment brands. EnerLogic™ now encompass all aspects of the company's internal and external resource-conservation efforts including research and technology development, manufacturing process, employee recruitment and career development, and efforts supporting the industries and communities served by the company and its portfolio of leading brands. The following outlines specific and relevant ways each brand is helping the industry move toward a greener tomorrow.

Cleveland Range

  • Cleveland plant features new assembly lines offering improved flow, visual management, and data collection and analysis
  • Plant uses recycled paper and skids
  • Cleveland no longer prints service manuals; they are available online
  • Ohio plant features high output florescent lighting in all areas


  • Implementation of Lean manufacturing processes has improved productivity in the Custom Division by 20 percent in the past 3 years and by 30 percent in the Reach-In Division
  • Has reduced energy use by approximately 12.5 percent by installing more efficient 128 watt lights in both manufacturing facilities
  • Eliminated R-22 as a blowing agent in foam and converted to a new green EcoMate foam
  • Wood waste products are segregated for grinding and used as a co-generator of electrical energy
  • All refrigeration technicians are certified in handling refrigerants
  • Recycling programs in both plants for paper, cans/bottles, cardboard, steel and aluminum


  • Implemented oil-free testing in fabrication of the MJ35 frypot
  • Recycling programs for paper, cardboard, ink and toner cartridges, and aluminum
  • Eliminating the use of foam peanuts for shipping
  • T5 fluorescent lighting in all facilities
  • Sinks feature automatic shut-off valves when not in use
  • Quick opening and closing doors installed to reduce air loss during stacking and loading
  • Use a paperless work system for all drawing and work orders


  • Developing systems that will reduce steel material utilization and reduce scrap
  • Employee awareness initiatives to reduce paper use and waste; other recycling programs include scrap steel, cardboard and wood
  • Plant features high-efficiency lighting
  • Water conservation efforts include water recirculation in welding, low-flow toilets, timed water sprinkler systems
  • Furnace offers ability to shut down over the weekend or holidays


  • Lean manufacturing implementation - new Automated Engineering System (AES) has reduced labor and lowered error rate
  • Eliminated the use of 1,1 dichloro-1-flouroethane as a blowing agent in foam; switched to a green foam blowing agent
  • Additional punch capabilities have been added to increase production and minimize scrap and excess metals
  • Implemented bulk packaging whenever possible
  • 95% of corrugated cardboard comes from SFI Certified Sourcing, with 20% comprised of recycled materials
  • Returnable skids used on bulk compressors
  • Older thermostats have been replaced with programmable thermostats
  • Water heaters for machinery and air compressors are set to run only during production hours
  • Offices are being remodeled with acoustical panels to limit sound pollution
  • Recycling programs include scrap metal recycled by type, corrugated cardboard, aluminum cans, and wood skids
  • Used cell phones are returned to service provider for recycling
  • Refrigerant recycling program

Manitowoc Beverage (Servend/Multiplex)

  • Lean manufacturing – Six Sigma and 5S programs. Kanban for internal and external component planning
  • Replaced R-22 blown foam with a water-blown foam
  • Scrap chips and waste materials from the fabrication process are recycled
  • Sheet metal is purchased in specific blank sizes which are fabricated with little to no drop-off
  • Waste reduction efforts include recycling of cardboard, steel, scrap metals, wood products
  • Metal halide lights have been replaced with high-efficiency T-8 fluorescent lighting
  • Air conditioning and heating systems are electronically controlled to optimize energy consumption
  • Energy efficient tinted windows in facilities
  • Old furnaces have been replaced with newer, energy efficient units

Manitowoc Ice

  • Lean manufacturing implementation - 5S methodology in manufacturing processes; Kanban scheduling and point of use material supply in assembly areas
  • Eliminated R-22 refrigerants as blowing agent in foam; converted to water-blown foam
  • Utilize sheet metal optimization software to reduce the amount of waste material in sheet metal fabrication operations
  • Recycle paper, cardboard, plastics, aluminum cans, steel, and copper; utilize reusable packaging with a number of suppliers
  • Energy efficient lighting on assembly line; motion detection/shut-off sensors in offices and restrooms
  • Counterflow rinsing, flow restrictors, and water reuse and recovery techniques are used in cleaning and plating processes
  • Replaced or upgraded HVAC units with more efficient models in office areas
  • Cell phones are dropped off at regional recycling centers or they are donated to local non-profit organizations
  • Outdated computers, batteries, lamps/bulbs, and used oils are sent to regional recycling center