SHREVEPORT, La.—Frymaster, LLC, an Enodis company, was among 21 Louisiana employers nominated by state Guard and Reserve personnel for consideration for the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The award is the highest recognition given by the Federal government to employers exhibiting exceptional support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.  More than 2,000 nominations were received nationwide. 

“This nomination means so much to our company,” said Gene Baugh, president of Frymaster.  “We do our best to support our associates and their families when military service calls.  It’s a very challenging time and we want them to know that we, as a corporate family, support them at home.”

A national selection board of senior defense officials and business leaders will select up to 15 recipients nationwide.  Winners will be honored by the Department of Defense this summer and fall in Washington, DC. 

The Freedom Award was created in 1996 by the Department of Defense to recognize exceptional support from the employer community for members of the Guard and Reserve.  Previous honorees include American Express, General Motors and Home Depot. 

About Frymaster and Enodis

Frymaster, an Enodis company, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial fryers for the foodservice industry.  For more than 70 years, Frymaster has been providing premium equipment and world class service to operators.  Frymaster’s technological innovation is driven by our Customer at The Core™ philosophy, continually pushing equipment performance to higher levels to achieve operating efficiencies, produce high quality, great-tasting foods and return outstanding value to operators.  To learn more about Frymaster, visit or call (800) 221-4583.

Enodis plc ( is a worldwide company focused on the design, manufacture and supply of food and beverage equipment.  Through its two operating groups, Global Food Service Equipment and Food Retail Equipment, it has manufacturing facilities in North America, the UK, Western Europe and Asia and a large portfolio of premium brands including Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Ice-O-Matic®, Jackson®, Kysor/Warren®, Kysor Panel Systems, Lincoln®, Merco, Merrychef®, Scotsman® and Scotsman® Beverage Systems and Varimixer.


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