BAKERS PRIDE IS FIRST EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER EVER TO WIN "WILLIAM B. DARDEN DISTINGUISHED SUPPLIER AWARD"
SALEM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 1, 2009--
International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today announced that its
Bakers Pride Oven Company has been named a winner of the annual “William
B. Darden Distinguished Supplier Award” by Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Named for the company’s late founder, the award recognizes suppliers who
go “above and beyond” to contribute to the success of Darden
Restaurants, the world’s largest full-service restaurant company. Bakers
Pride, a leading provider of high-quality commercial baking, cooking,
and pizza equipment, is part of the Standex Food Service Equipment Group.
Bakers Pride, one of 11 award recipients this year, was honored for
supporting Red Lobster in the system-wide implementation and launch of
its new Wood-Fire Grill cooking platform. Implementing the new platform
required the design, development, manufacture and installation of a
retrofit enabling the use of natural oak in wood-fire grilling at every
Red Lobster restaurant across the country. As part of the installation
process, Bakers Pride also supported a system-wide tune-up and
maintenance review at Red Lobster that included the replacement of more
than 200 broilers with new Bakers Pride wood-fire grills.
“Each individual at Standex’s Food Service Equipment Group is dedicated
to providing innovative solutions and delivering high-quality service to
our commercial customers worldwide,” said John Abbott, Group Vice
President, Standex Food Service Equipment Group. “We are honored to be
among a select group of vendors chosen from more than 1,500 suppliers
worldwide to receive this prestigious award.”
“We are proud that Bakers Pride has become the first equipment
manufacturer ever to receive the William B. Darden Distinguished
Supplier Award,” said Standex International President and CEO Roger Fix.
“Our relationship with Red Lobster and Darden, which extends back to the
1970s, is a testament to the tradition of innovation and quality for
which our team at Bakers Pride has long been known around the world. We
are delighted to have had the opportunity to help Red Lobster introduce
a new way to create fresh, delicious seafood for guests while also
ensuring a smooth transition for their culinary staff.”
International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five
broad business segments: Food Service Equipment Group, Air Distribution
Products Group, Engineered Products Group, Engraving Group and
Hydraulics Products Group with operations in the United States, Europe,
Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and China. For additional
information, visit the company's website at www.standex.com.
Source: Standex International Corporation
Thomas DeByle, 603-893-9701