The Middleby Corp was founded in 1888 as a manufacturer of baking ovens: Middleby Marshall Oven Company and is incorporated in the state of Delaware. The Company is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and service of a line of cooking and warming equipment used in all types of commercial restaurants and institutional kitchens and food preparation, cooking and packaging equipment for food processing operations. The Company's operating business segments are the Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group, Food Processing Equipment Group, and Residential Kitchen Equipment Group. The Commercial Foodservice Equipment Group has a broad portfolio of foodservice equipment, which enable it to serve virtually any cooking or warming application within a commercial kitchen or foodservice operation. This cooking and warming equipment is used across all types of foodservice operations, including quick-service restaurants, full-service restaurants, convenience stores, retail outlets, hotels and other institutions. This commercial foodservice equipment is marketed under a portfolio of forty brands, including Anets, Beech, Blodgett, Blodgett Combi, Blodgett Range, Bloomfield, Britannia, CTX, Carter-Hoffmann, Celfrost, Concordia, CookTek, Desmon, Doyon, Eswood, FriFri, Giga, Goldstein, Holman, Houno, IMC, Induc, Jade, Lang, Lincat, MagiKitch'n, Market Forge, Marsal, Middleby Marshall, MPC, Nieco, Nu-Vu, PerfectFry, Pitco Frialator, Southbend, Star, Toastmaster, TurboChef, Wells and Wunder-Bar. The Food Processing Equipment Group offers a broad portfolio of processing solutions for customers producing pre-cooked meat products, such as hot dogs, dinner sausages, poultry and lunchmeats and baked goods such as muffins, cookies and bread. Through its broad line of products, the company is able to deliver cooking solutions to service a variety of food processing requirements demanded by its customers. This food processing equipment is marketed under a portfolio of thirteen brands, including Alkar, Armor Inox, Auto-Bake, Baker Thermal Solutions, Cozzini, Danfotech, Drake, Maurer-Atmos, MP Equipment, RapidPak, Spooner Vicars, Stewart Systems and Thurne. The Residential Kitchen Equipment Group manufactures, sells and distributes kitchen equipment for the residential market. Principal product lines of this group are ranges, cookers, stoves, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, cooktops, refrigerators, wine coolers, ice machines, dishwashers, ventilation equipment and outdoor equipment. These products are sold and marketed under a portfolio of twenty-one brands, including AGA, AGA Cookshop, Brigade, Divertimenti, Falcon, Fired Earth, Grange, Heartland, La Cornue, Leisure Sinks, Lynx, Marvel, Mercury, Rangemaster, Rayburn, Redfyre, Sedona, Stanley, TurboChef, U-Line and Viking.