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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.
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 email@example.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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