Hobart is planning a raft of activities – including a summer celebration for staff at its Troy, Ohio headquarters – to mark 125 years in business.
It was 1897 when Hobart was first formed and began producing motorized mixers, coffee grinders and dishwashers. Today it offers a wide gamut of cooking, dishwashing, food preparation, weighing and wrapping equipment to the foodservice industry.
Director of marketing Todd Blair said: “It’s about using that foundation to look to the future – to continue offering unmatched equipment technology that always keeps our customers and their needs top of mind. Hobart wants to empower them to do what they love most – create great food for great people.”
In recognition of the anniversary and to celebrate its customers and community, Hobart intends to organise several activities throughout the year focused on the theme ‘We Innovate. You Create’.
These include a variety of social media activities, as well as a Hobart 125th anniversary equipment grant award.
The company said it also plans to honor its “most valuable asset” – its employees – at a summer celebration event at the Hobart HQ in Ohio.
In turn, employees will participate in a ‘Give-Back Day’ to support the Troy community, which has been a significant part of the company’s legacy and is a valued part of its future.
Employees plan to volunteer time at local independent grocers and restaurants to show their appreciation and to engage the community in the 125th anniversary celebration.