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Our History

Built on a tradition of excellence.

From the corporate offices in Milwaukee to the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sturgeon Bay, WI, there is a pride in the employees and their workmanship that is reflected in every product. All Hatco equipment is produced with a commitment to quality and reliability by certified assemblers using Demand Flow Technology. This process uses a series of quality checks and tests to meet rigid performance standards for every product.

Through the years, Hatco has introduced many “firsts.” The company began by recognizing the needs to sanitize dishware and responded by developing an Electric Booster Water Heater generating 180°F (82°C) sanitizing rinse water, that soon became the industry standard. In the 1960’s, Hatco added Third Compartment Sink Heaters to the water line and offered the industry the first conveyor toaster, Toast King®, to meet the needs of high-volume bread and bun toasting. Hatco also took food holding to another dimension with Glo-Ray® aluminum housings up to 144” (3568 mm) in length with special reflectors that direct heat to the outer edges of holding areas, extending food holding times.

Through the 1970’s, the foodwarmer lines grew to include Portable Foodwarmers and then added humidity to a heated cabinet to produce Flav-R-Savor® Display Cabinets. The last two decades of the twentieth century saw Hatco introduce many products in the show-and-sell and self-serve areas as convenience stores, delis and kiosks grew quickly. Since 2000, Hatco has introduced Thermo-Finisher® Food Finishers, Decorative Lamps, Heated Wells, Heated Stone Shelves, Pop-Up Toasters, Refrigerated Wells, Decorative Carving Stations and Frost Tops. Most recently, Hatco’s equipment line has extended with new and innovative solutions, including: Flav-R-Savor® Energy Efficient Holding Cabinets; Drop-In Hot/Cold Wells; Heated Glass Shelf Modular; Intelligent Toast-Qwik® Conveyor Toasters; Multi Contact Grills; Electric Salamander; Soup Stations; Hot/Cold Built-In Shelves; Rice Drawer Warmers; Mini Vertical Warmer; Chef LED Light Bulbs; and the Rapide Cuisine® Induction Ranges. Hatco Corporation continues to offer cost-effective solutions that meet the industry needs for versatility, productivity, profitability and service. Hatco quality equipment - Nothing less than the best.®

Yours free! An Appetite for Life - the people and products that made Hatco. Our history in the words of the people who made it. Contact us for your free copy.

Hatco History Since 1950
Hatco Corporation | Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Corporate Office.
Hatco Corporation | Sturgeon Bay, WI
Sturgeon Bay Manufacturing Plant.