Planning for the 2018-19 school year can be a stressful time for school administrators. From textbook orders to school nutrition upgrades, it’s important to invest in long-term solutions that benefit both students and staff alike. For administrators opening a new school or building, it can seem even more daunting to fulfill all the equipment needs, from the classroom to the cafeteria.
RDT is an independent, family-owned company that is committed to quality and customer service. Our designs are highly engineered to meet the challenges of today's foodservice industry, as we strive to always get better at saving energy, increasing efficiency, and ultimately providing more refrigeration capabilities for lower utility costs.
"Cold" and "beverage" are linked together. There's just no way around it. But to understand how these two ideas are so closely tied together, you have to look back through history to see the ties between refrigeration and beverages, and much of it is centered on breweries.
Refrigeration racks aren't just for large jobs and spaces. In fact, at RDT, we build racks for any size project with the same dependable quality.
Everyone has a story, even companies. When we look back, we discover the reasons we do the things we do. We think about the people who helped us along the way, and we realize everything leading up to this point had an impact on us actually getting here. This applies to our success as individuals and as a company.
Here at RDT, it's no different.
Consumers are seeking convenience, and the proof is in the numbers. According to the 2018 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count, there were over 400 new convenience stores added in the United States in 2017. A big reason for that growth, and the increased traffic in existing c-stores around the country, is foodservice.
Hospitals are one of the largest consumers of energy of any type of commercial building. When you consider this fact in conjunction with rising costs and shrinking reimbursements, the ability to reduce energy consumption is an important way for hospitals and healthcare facilities to realize financial savings.
Remote refrigeration, the concept of moving your compressors to an area outside your commercial kitchen, can have many levels of benefit in your foodservice operation.
Sooner or later, almost all foodservice equipment will need to be serviced. A service technician’s top priority is to keep businesses up and running while limiting equipment downtime as much as possible. When it comes to servicing commercial refrigeration equipment, the goal is still the same.
We waste a lot of food. In fact, close to a third of the world's food production is wasted each year, accounting for roughly 1.3 billion tons and nearly $990 billion dollars. In the United States alone, Americans waste $160 billion of that total, which is nearly 30 to 40 percent of the entire U.S. food supply.
But are we making progress? What is being done to prevent food waste? Where are we at in 2018?