The Vollrath Company has snapped up the strategic assets of Albers Mechanical Contractors, Inc., based in St. Paul, Minnesota.
With over 23 years of experience operating in the foodservice marketplace, Albers will expand Vollrath’s high-end custom fabrication capabilities and capacity for its serving systems and components division.
This includes a selection of adjustable breath guards and custom refrigeration components as well as added millwork and installation capabilities.
“Integrating the Albers fabrication capabilities expands our offering in a critical growth area,” said Paul Bartelt, president and CEO of Vollrath Company.
“Their products and capabilities are a natural fit to develop our Serving Systems and Components business, and we know our customers will appreciate the additional high-quality options.”
Vollrath will establish a new facility in Newport, Minnesota as a result of the deal.
The 70,000-square-foot building will be the 11th manufacturing facility for Vollrath Company and ninth in the US.
“Being part of a well-organized, global organization like Vollrath allows our commercial kitchens business to fully take advantage of the massive growth potential in the marketplace,” said Tom Westby, co-owner and executive vice president of Albers. “We look forward to being a key contributor to the overall growth of the company.”