The Legacy Companies Completes Acquisition of Vinturi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 3, 2017

The Legacy Companies (“Legacy”) has acquired wine and spirit aerator developer Vinturi from Focus Products Group International, LLC (“Focus”). The wine accessories company will be added to Legacy’s housewares group of brands that includes Chef’sChoice, EdgeCraft, Excalibur Dehydrators, Nautilus, Omega Juicers and Blenders, West Bend, Yonanas and Zeroll.

Vinturi debuted its first aerator, the Vinturi Red Wine Aerator, in 2007. The aerator has a patented design that speeds up the breathing process by aerating in the time it takes to pour a glass of wine. The company has grown its wine accessories assortment with a number of other products, including a white wine aerator, the Vinturi Tower, the Vinturi Spirit and more.

“The Vinturi brand represents quality and innovation. It is a dynamic, global category-leading brand that holds patents for useful products,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “To add another product line to Legacy that combines form and function for an overall improved consumer experience represents our continued commitment to delivering superior and functional products.”

Mr. Asbury continued that this is an exciting time for Legacy, noting there is a potential for more acquisitions in 2017. Vinturi is Legacy’s sixth acquisition since May of 2016.

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, Vinturi®, West Bend®, Yonanas® 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®, Hookless®, Arc & Angles®. The company’s corporate website is www.focuspg.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Meagan Bradley
(954) 202.7419
MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com

 

The Legacy Companies Announces Acquisition of Yonanas

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 3, 2017

The Legacy Companies today announced the acquisition of Yonanas Consumer Retail Division from Winston Products, LLC. Yonanas is a natural fit within The Legacy Companies’ portfolio of health and wellness brands that includes Omega Juicers and Blenders, Excalibur Dehydrators, and Nautilus Water Distillers.

In 2010, the Yonanas concept was born with the product launch officially taking place in 2011. Today, Yonanas has sold over 3 million units around the world. It is a premier lifestyle brand for an increasingly health-conscious global population.

“Yonanas strengthens our commitment to developing and marketing innovative products that foster good health and well being,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “From the beginning, Yonanas has been synonymous with fun, delicious, healthy desserts. Our goal is to continue to strengthen the brand, develop new products and enhance distribution around the world.”

“I’m extremely excited about the future with The Legacy Companies. We have two companies that truly understand the health conscious consumer and have had success in several product categories,” says Eileen McHale, co-founder of Yonanas.

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

About Yonanas:

Yonanas (a product of Healthy Foods, LLC) turns frozen fruit and other flavorings into a delicious, healthy soft-serve treat. The unit combines frozen bananas and any additional fruit or chocolate and instantly churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream. More information can be found at www.Yonanas.com.

About Healthy Foods LLC

Launched in 2009 as a division of Winston Products, LLC, Healthy Foods, LLC is a product development company based in Cleveland, OH. This high growth company is dedicated to creating innovative products that allow people to live healthier lives. Healthy Foods’ first product to market is the Yonanas frozen fruit dessert maker. Yonanas creates a healthy treat with the look and feel of soft-serve ice cream with 100% fruit in seconds. For more information, visit www.yonanas.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Meagan Bradley
(954) 202.7419
MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com

 

The Legacy Companies Completes Acquisition of West Bend Electrics

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Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 3, 2017

The Legacy Companies (“Legacy”) today announced the acquisition of the West Bend Electrics Division from Focus Products Group International, LLC (“Focus”). Established in 1911, West Bend Electrics has grown to be a leading global supplier of small kitchen appliances and housewares products.

“This strategic acquisition enhances Legacy’s offering of well-known and longstanding brands with significant growth potential,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “Additionally, it strengthens Legacy’s global position as a leading housewares manufacturer and distributor,” he continued.

The West Bend facilities in West Bend and Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin will continue operations with the existing sales and service staff. Legacy plans to add support from Legacy’s sales, product marketing and technical services divisions.

Legacy currently operates six manufacturing and distribution facilities in Florida, (2) Pennsylvania, Georgia, California and QingDao, China. The acquisition of West Bend further develops Legacy’s distribution channels and positions the company for additional growth domestically and internationally.

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.

MEDIA CONTACT
Meagan Bradley
(954) 202.7419
MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com

 

Meredith Corporation’s Beautiful Kitchens & Baths to Recognize Omega Juicers’ Juice Cube as One of Its 30 Most Innovative Products for 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 13, 2017 – Omega Juicers®, a recognized leader in the juicer, blender and beverage appliance business, today announced that its Juice Cube will be featured as one of 30 Most Innovative Products in Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine, part of the Luxury Home Design Group at Meredith Corporation.

The judging panel consisted of a group of editors from Luxury Home Design, Better Homes & Gardens and Traditional Home. Judges looked for innovation, style and design with high-tech features.

The list of products will be featured in the spring issue of the magazine, on sale March 14, 2017.

Omega was also recognized for this achievement at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Las Vegas, Nevada January 10 -12, 2017.

“We are honored to be listed amongst Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens and Baths’ Most Innovative Products of 2017,” said Tim Fields, President of Omega. “Our team spends a tremendous amount of time testing our own products, listening to consumer’s feedback and researching all types of appliances to ensure Omega continues to deliver useful innovation.”

For more information regarding Omega Juicers’ Juice Cube visit www.omegajuicers.com.

About Omega Juicers

Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA. Since 1985, Omega has developed many of the most efficient and reliable juicers available, proudly offering all styles of juicing equipment from its “One Stop Shop for All Your Juicing Needs.” Today, the company is recognized as an undisputed leader in the production of juicers, as well as high-quality blenders and beverage equipment. For more information visit www.OmegaJuicers.com.

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®, Legion Industries®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, and Zeroll®. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For more information visit www.TheLegacyCompanies.com.

Media Contact:
Meagan Bradley, Vice President, 954.202.7419
MBradley@TheLegacyCompanies.com

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 Orien Commercial Equipment Company

Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 29, 2016 – The Legacy Companies today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Qingdao Orien Commercial Equipment Co., a leading developer and manufacturer of ice machines and refrigeration equipment. Qingdao Orien has over 150 employees based in Qingdao, China and exports products to countries around the globe.

“Orien is one of the most notable ice machine and refrigeration manufacturing facilities in China with significant scale opportunities,” said Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. “Orien brings The Legacy Companies strong R&D, quality and manufacturing operations; an exceptional quality control team; and sustainable advantages that will allow us to offer more options to our customers in the fast-growing ice machine and refrigeration segments. This is a great complement to our made in the USA Kold-Draft line of ice machines.” He went on to add “With Orien we also get an extensive sales and service network in China for delivering a multitude of Legacy products produced in the United States to the fast growing China market.”

Established in September 1999, Qingdao Orien Commercial Equipment Co., Ltd. was founded by a newly-emerged high-tech enterprise of the group Qingdao AUCMA Group Commercial Appliance Factory. The successful endeavor led Orien to become one of the first Chinese ice maker manufacturers exporting to the United States.

Today, Orien has grown to become a premier OEM Chinese manufacturer of high quality commercial and household ice makers and ice merchandisers. The commercial ice machine product line includes self-contained ice makers with internal ice storage bins as well as modular ice maker heads. Orien’s commercial ice makers have daily ice making capacities up to 2,000lb and household ice makers range in daily capacity from 25lbs up to 130lbs. In addition to its core product line, Orien produces wine coolers, beverage centers and refrigerators for both indoor use and outdoor applications like outdoor kitchens, barbecue setups, and entertaining areas.

“Orien has prided itself on producing exceptional quality products from the beginning,” said Jinfu Zhang, General Manager of Orien. “By incorporating our products and manufacturing capabilities with The Legacy Companies, we are confident and excited about the future.”

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®, Legion Industries®, 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 Qingdao Orien Commercial Equipment Co:

Qingdao Orien Commercial Equipment Co., Ltd. located in Qingdao, China develops three series of products: ice makers, bottle coolers, catering refrigerators and freezers. The Orien facility offers advanced inspection equipments, production equipments, and experimental facilities and supplies many types of ice makers ranging from 11kg to 500kg per day and also design to customers’ specific requirements.

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.

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

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

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.