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Ultrafryer Systems Inc. / HQ: San Antonio / Projected 2010 sales: $12.3 million / Products: Restaurant fryers A.C. McNamara, vice president of engineering and manufacturing: “We can tweak the design [and] settings.” ultrafryer systems has well-known customers, such as in-n-out burger and bubba gump shrimp co. A Forte in Frying ultrafryer systems built a reputation for providing highly efficient fryers for customers. by kelly mc cabe Although commercial fryer manufacturer Ultrafryer Systems Inc. offers customizable fryers to ensure customers can easily produce their desired food, some features remain constant. The company’s products are known for superior shortening management, fuel savings and quick recovery times. Its systems are so energy efficient that many of them are 30 percent more efficient than Energy Star-certified fryers. The San Antonio-based 38 SUMMER 2010 company got its start as a division of Church’s Chicken. At the time, it was mostly making electric fryers. “After Popeye’s acquired Church’s, they had an idea for a gas fryer,” says A.C. McNamara, vice president of engineering and manufacturing. “Our engineers took over and introduced that fryer in 1991, and that’s how long we’ve been the most efficient gas fryer around.” Sustainability is an ever-growing area of focus in the restaurant indus- try, and McNamara says Ultrafryer Systems stands to benefit from that focus, as it has offered sustainable services for years. “The market now is considering green as part of restaurant needs,” he notes. “One aspect of green is energy efficiency, and we’ve been the leader there for some time.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - Summer 2010

Manufacturing Today - Summer 2010
Global Strategies
Continuous Improvement
Smart Pricing
Supply Chain
Business Value
Moving Forward
Westmark Products
Byrne Dairy
Ultrafryer Systems Inc.
Wil-Rich LLC & Wishek MFG LLC
American Precision Fabricators
Aqua Products Inc.
Black Diamond Equipment
Columbian Home Products
Control Devices LLC
Endustra Filter Manufacturers Inc
Heil Trailer International
Assembled Products
Order-Matic Corp.
Professional Building Systems Inc.
Smart Start Inc
Bosal International
Ausco Products Inc.
Brodart Company
Cambrex Corp.
Chapin International Inc.
Cleveland Gear Co.
Consolidated Precision Products
Control Flow Inc.
Douglas Autotech Corp.
Fetzer Architectural Products
The FNA Group
Fourslide Spring and Stamping Inc.
G.A. West & Company
Great Lakes Power Group
Grimm Brothers Plastics
Legends Furniture Inc.
National Tube Supply Co.
Optex Systems Inc.
Sunburst Electronics
V.E. Enterprises Inc
W. Soule & Company
Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturing Today - Summer 2010