Foodservice equipment OEM Middleby ranked #9 on the Forbes Magazine 2006 Best Small Companies list, featured in the magazine's October 30 issue. Of the 200 companies ranked, Middleby was also cited as the 10th highest-ranking company in return on equity over the past 12 months.
"We have the best customers in the industry who constantly challenge us to develop new and innovative products for the commercial cooking market," said Middleby Chairman and CEO Selim A. Bassoul. "We will continue to focus on equipment that delivers energy savings and faster cooking speeds for our customers, utilizing our in-house patented technologies across all of our brands."
The Middleby Corporation (Elgin, Illinois, U.S.) is a global leader in the foodservice equipment industry, manufacturing and marketing products under brands such as Alkar(R), Blodgett(R), Blodgett Combi(R), Blodgett Range(R), CTX(R), Houno(R), MagiKitch'n(R), Middleby Marshall(R), Nu-Vu(R), Pitco Frialator(R), RapidPak(R), Southbend(R), Toastmaster(R), and Wilder(R). The company's international subsidiary, Middleby Worldwide, is a leading exporter and distributor of foodservice equipment in the global marketplace. Middleby's international manufacturing subsidiary, Middleby Philippines Corporation, is a leader in specialty equipment in the Asian markets.
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