Strategic Acquisition Expands Contract Equipment Presence In Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and Virginia
Singer Equipment Company President and Chief Executive Officer, Fred Singer, announced the acquisition of the business of Ashland Equipment, located in Belcamp, MD. Ashland Equipment is the leading foodservice equipment contract dealer in the greater Maryland and Virginia market, serving as the kitchen equipment contractor of choice for major healthcare, higher education, K-12, business and industry, and restaurant operators. Rod White will continue on as the executive leading the new division which will operate as Ashland Equipment, a division of Singer MD, LLC. Rod will report directly to Fred Singer.
“With the addition of the outstanding contract equipment team at Ashland Equipment, the combined company will be able to provide solutions to our customers over a broader geography. Rod has built a great team that has delivered exceptional service to its customers. Singer Equipment strives to be the most responsive and knowledgeable foodservice equipment and supplies distributor in the country. Ashland Equipment is known for a similar focus on delivering outstanding service to its customers. We welcome the Ashland Equipment team and look forward to growing the business,” said Singer.
“We look forward to growing with Singer,” said Rod White, President of Ashland Equipment. “Our customers can expect the same service and attention to detail that has built our company and our customer relationships. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize greater efficiencies and bring new opportunities to our customers and employees,” said White. “We are excited about the prospects that this partnership brings to our customers, expanding on our traditions of service, responsiveness and expertise.”
Singer Equipment Company, currently the sixth largest foodservice equipment dealer in the United States, is the leading foodservice equipment dealer in the mid-Atlantic market. Singer also builds commercial kitchens nationwide for chain restaurants, higher education, healthcare and hospitality clients. “Singer will continue to look for other strategic acquisitions that enhance our ability to service key markets and customers,” says Singer.
Founded in 1918, Singer is known for its broad inventory, high level of service and excellence in completing new kitchen installation projects. Singer maintains a multi-million dollar inventory of equipment as well as tabletop, kitchen, disposable and janitorial supplies — over 12,000 items available for immediate delivery.