Winston Industries, LLC is an innovative foodservice equipment manufacturer headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. Founded by Winston L. Shelton in 1969, this family-owned business is in its fifth decade of designing, building, and marketing state-of-the-art foodservice equipment for restaurant chains, schools, fine-dining establishments, food stores, and other operations. The majority of the company's employees are based in the Louisville facility, with a network of sales professionals and partners that covers the globe.
Winston’s family of brands includes Collectramatic® – the original workhorse used for frying KFC chicken; Controlled Vapor Technology or CVap® – a breakthrough in cooking and holding foods at their optimum condition and used in kitchens around the world from fine-dining chefs to fast-food operators; and its newest brand, Kitchen Data Systems™ – a revolutionary temperature management system that presents the company with an exciting opportunity to make a difference in food safety.
As a leader in foodservice, Winston Industries is committed to helping solve the world's food and nutrition challenges. Providing financial, human, and administrative resources through its partnership with the School Nutrition Association and School Nutrition Foundation, Winston has provided one hundred thousand dollars in U.S. education grants and scholarships over the past four years with the goal of eradicating hunger, malnutrition, and obesity. Winston's commitment extends globally through an outreach effort with the Global Child Nutrition Foundation, contributing over fifty thousand dollars for the development of school meal toolkits, international workshops and a policy scholarship exchange program, increasing school meal access, and advancing nutrition for children across the world.
As a manufacturer, Winston strives for continuous improvements in both products and processes, using Lean Manufacturing principles throughout the facility.