Winston Industries Winston Industries, Inc. is a leading foodservice equipment manufacturer located in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded by Winston L. Shelton in 1969, this family-owned business is in its fourth decade of designing, building, and marketing state-of-the-art foo
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2345 Carton Drive KY 40299 Louisville
The company was originally incorporated as Commercial Appliances. Its primary product was the Collectramatic® Fryer. This revolutionary fryer, developed by Shelton and enthusiastically supported by restaurant legend Harland Sanders, enabled restaurateurs to cook multiple rounds of chicken without filtering. Kentucky Fried Chicken soon became the company’s largest customer. KFC continues to be one of Winston Industries’ largest and most valued customers. In 1972 the company’s name was changed to Collectramatic, Inc. It continued its emphasis on the development of the pressure fryer as KFC expanded its use, both domestically and internationally.
In the early 1980’s, the company began researching better ways to maintain food at a high quality. The result was the development of Controlled Vapor Technology, or CVap®. This patented technology uses a combination of air heat and vapor heat to maintain food at optimum condition. CVap Technology quickly expanded the company’s product line. To better reflect this expansion, the company’s name was changed to Winston Industries in 1984.