Our History 1950 - 1999

Hatco Corporation begins with Powermite Booster Water Heater
1950 -

Hatco Corporation begins with the innovative invention of the Powermite® Electric Booster Water Heater

1954 -

The HGA Group, now Acosta, becomes a Hatco Rep

1958 -

The Wallin Group becomes a Hatco Rep

1959 -

Walter Bill, now Tepper & Associates, Inc., becomes a Hatco Rep

1961 -

Midwest Professional Reps becomes a Hatco Rep

1962 -

Melville Marketing Group, Inc., now The YES Group, becomes a Hatco Rep

1963 -

Equipment Introduction: Third Compartment Sanitizing Sink Heater (3CS)

1964 -

Equipment Introduction: Imperial Electric Booster Water Heater (S)

Equipment Introduction: Compact Electric Booster Water Heater (C)

Equipment Introduction: Heavy-Duty Primary Storage Water Heater (discontinued)

Equipment Introduction: Pressure Aid & Dual Duty Pressure Booster Heaters (discontinued)

1966 -

Equipment Introduction: Toast King® Conveyor Toaster (TK)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Stainless Steel Infrared Strip Heater (GR)

1968 -

Schmid Dewland Associates becomes a Hatco Rep

Griffen, Hale & Associates, now Griffin Marketing Group, Inc., becomes a Hatco Rep

Daniel C. Green Agency, now CG Sales, becomes a Hatco Rep

1969 -

English Northwest Marketing, now R.H.I. Solutions, becomes a Hatco Rep

1970 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Aluminum Infrared Strip Heater (GRA, GRAL)

1971 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Portable Foodwarmer (GRFF)

H.D. Sheldon & Co., Inc. becomes a Hatco Rep

1973 -

Equipment Introduction: Food Rethermalizer/Bain-Marie Heater (FR)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® High Watt Infrared Strip Heater (GRH, GRAH, GRAHL)

Equipment Introduction: Vol-U-Matic Water Metering System (discontinued)

Hatco moves manufacturing facility from Milwaukee to Sturgeon Bay

1974 -

Hatco adds 2nd expansion to the Sturgeon Bay facility

1976 -

C.R. Peterson Associates becomes a Hatco Rep

1978 -

Equipment Introduction: Toast-Rite® Conveyor Toaster (TRH - discontinued)

Bauer Marketing Group becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco Corporation wins the Door County Industry of The Year Award

1979 -

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Holding & Display Cabinet (FS, FSD, FSDT)

Hatco adds 3rd expansion to the Sturgeon Bay facility

1980 -

Equipment Introduction: Therma-Corn Rethermalizer (discontinued)

Hatco adds 4th expansion to the Sturgeon Bay facility

1981 -

Professional Reps of Arizona, Inc. becomes a Hatco Rep

1982 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Buffet Warmer (GRBW)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Portable Heated Shelf (GRS)

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Holding Cabinet (FSHC)

Equipment Introduction: Conveyor Ovens (discontinued)

1983 -

Munn Marketing Group, now EPI, becomes a Hatco Rep

Johnson, Pike & Associates becomes a Hatco Rep

Gill Marketing Company, Inc., now TriMark Gill Marketing, becomes a Hatco Rep

1984 -

Hatco adds 5th expansion to the Sturgeon Bay facility

1985 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Rite® Display Light (HL)

1986 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Heated Display Case (GRHD, GRHDH)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Mini-Merchandiser (GRHW)

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Fresh® Impulse Display Cabinet (FDW, FDWD, FDWDE)

Clark, Malone & Associates, now The YES Group - WI, becomes a Hatco Rep

1987 -

Equipment Introduction: Chef System® Cook & Hold Oven (CS - discontinued)

The Fischer Group becomes a Hatco Rep

1988 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Merchandising Warmer (GRSD)

Schmid Atlantic Marketing, now Schmid-Wilson Group, Inc., becomes a Hatco Rep

1989 -

Hatco Corporation wins the Door County Industry of The Year Award

1991 -

Equipment Introduction: Drawer Warmer (HDW)

1992 -

Equipment Introduction: Toast-Qwik® Conveyor Toaster (TQ)

Equipment Introduction: Macho Nacho® Chip Warmer (FST-1-MN, FDWD-1-MN)

1993 -

Mike Swenson & Associates, now Pacific Rim Rep Group, Inc., becomes a Hatco Rep

1994 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Built-In Heated Shelf (GRSB)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Infra-Black® Aluminum Strip Heater (GRAI, GRAIH, GRAIL, GRAIHL)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Ceramic Portable Foodwarmer (GRFFC - discontinued)

1995 -

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Humidified Large Capacity Cabinet (WFST)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Carving Station (GRCSCL, GRCSCLH)

1997 -

Equipment Introduction: Powermite® Gas Booster Water Heater (PMG)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Designer Heated Display Case (GRCD, GRCDH)

1998 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Designer Portable Heated Shelf (GR2S)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Designer Buffet Warmer (GR2BW)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Designer Merchandising Warmer (GR2SD)

Equipment Introduction: Lamp Warmer (LW)

1999 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Portable Round Heated Shelf (GRSR)

Hatco adds 6th expansion to the Sturgeon Bay facility

Hatco Corporation wins the Door County Industry of The Year Award





2000 - 2011

2000 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Pizza Warmer (GRPWS)

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Tall Non-Humidified Holding Cabinet (PFST)

Equipment Introduction: Thermo-Finisher® Food Finisher (TF)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Fry Holding Station (GRFHS)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Built-In Flush Mount Top Aluminum Heated Shelf (GRSBF)

Equipment Introduction: Third Compartment Hydro-Heater Sanitizing Sink Heater (3CS2)

Premier Marketing Group, Inc. becomes a Hatco Rep

Collis Group, Inc. becomes a Hatco Rep

Adamoski Group, Inc. becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2001 -

Equipment Introducton: Chef System® Holding Cabinet (CS2H - discontinued)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Staging Warmer (GRCW - discontinued)

Dennett Enterprises, Ltd. becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2002 -

Equipment Introduction: Ultra-Glo® Ceramic Infrared Strip Heater (UGA)

Equipment Introduction: Atmospheric Hot Water Dispenser (AWD)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Heated Glass Mini-Merchandiser (GRHW-1SGD)

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2003 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Heated Glass Merchandising Warmer (GR3SD)

Equipment Introduction: Decorative Lamp (DL)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Que Warmer (QW - discontinued)

Dennis Braun Agency becomes a Hatco Rep

Imperial Catering Equipment, Ltd., now Gamble Foodservice Solutions Ltd., becomes a Hatco Rep

Jeff Sohn becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2004 -

Equipment Introduction: Toast-Max® Conveyor Toaster (TM)

Equipment Introduction: Heat-Max® Freestanding Round Heated Well (RHW)

Loba International becomes a Hatco Rep

SMAG Anders Gunbjörnsen becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco begins its Employee Ownership Stock Plan (ESOP)

2005 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Narrow Infrared Strip Heater (GRN, GRNH)

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Heated Air Curtain Cabinet (FSHAC)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Portable Rectanguar Heated Stone Shelf (GRSS)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Heated Glass Overshelf (GR3 - discontinued)

Hatco adds 7th expansion to the Sturgeon Bay facility

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2006 -

Equipment Introduction: Heated Well (HWB)

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Tall Humidified Holding Cabinet (FSHC-12W, FSHC-17W)

Equipment Introduction: Flow-Max® Hot Water Dispenser (FLOM)

Equipment Introduction: Heat-Max® Rectangular Heated Well (RCTHW)

Equipment Introduction: Quick-Thaw (QT - discontinued)

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2007 -

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Modular/Ganged Heated Well (HWBI)

Equipment Introduction: Pop-Up Toaster (TPT)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Built-In Rectangular Heated Stone Shelf (GRSSB)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Portable Round Heated Stone Shelf with Decorative Lamp (GRSSR-DL77516)

Equipment Introduction: Mini Display Warmer (MDW)

Equipment Introduction: Quick-Therm Salamander (QTS)

Equipment Introduction: Ultra-Glo® Merchandising Warmer (UGMW - discontinued)

Hamilton Agencies becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco is 100% employee-owned

2008 -

Equipment Introduction: Portable Heated Base Glass Shelf (HBG)

Equipment Introduction: Serv-Rite® Buffet Warmer (SRB, SRBW, SRG, SRGBW, SRSS, SRSSBW - discontinued)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Max Watt Aluminum Infrared Strip Heater (GRAM, GRAML)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Curved Merchandising Warmer (GRCMW)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Max® Portable Foodwarmer (GMFFL)

CP Solutions (Asia) Company Ltd. becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco adds 8th expansion to the Sturgeon Bay facility

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2009 -

Equipment Introduction: Decorative Carving Station (DCS)

Equipment Introduction: Refrigerated Drop-In Well (CWB)

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2010 -

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Narrow Halogen Strip Heater (GRN4, GRN4L)

PMR becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

2011 -

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Frost Top (FTB)

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Modular/Ganged Slim Heated Well (HWBI-S)

Equipment Introduction: Narrow LED Display Light (NLL - discontinued)

Equipment Introduction: Heated Zone Merchandiser (HZM)

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco's Heated Zone Merchandiser wins CSP's Retailer Choice Best New Product


2012 - 2019

2012 -

Equipment Introduction: Remote Drop-In Frost Top (FTBR, FTBX)

Equipment Introduction: Remote Refrigerated Drop-In Well (CWBR, CWBX)

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Convected Air, Curved Front Display Case (FSCD, FSCDH)

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Portable Energy Efficient Holding Cabinet (FSHC-5W1-EE, FSHC-7Wx-EE)

Equipment Introduction: Heated Glass Shelf Modular (HGSM)

Equipment Introduction: Built-In Heated Base Glass Shelf (HBGB, HBGBH)

Equipment Introduction: Therm-Max® Salamander (TMS)

PAMAR S.A.S. becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco Corporation wins Governor’s Export Achievement Award

2013 -

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Hot/Cold Well (HCWBI)

Equipment Introduction: Heated LED Merchandiser (HXM)

Equipment Introduction: Intelligent Toast-Qwik® Conveyor Toaster (ITQ)

Equipment Introduction: Multi Contact Grill (MCG)

Equipment Introduction: Electric Salamander (SAL)

Copperfield Agencies becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco adds 9th major expansion to the Sturgeon Bay facility

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco Corporation wins the Door County Industry of The Year Award

Hatco acquires Ovention, Inc.

2014 -

Equipment Introduction: Soup Station (SW2)

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Ice Well (IWB)

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco Corporation wins the 2014 Manufacturing Awards of Distinction in the large company category

2015 -

Equipment Introduction: Countertop Heated Well (HW, CHW)

Equipment Introduction: Heated Rice Drawer Warmer (HRDW)

Equipment Introduction: Mini Vertical Warmer (MVW)

Equipment Introduction: Hot/Cold Built-In Shelf (HCSBF, HCSSB, HCSSBF)

Equipment Introduction: Cold Built-In Shelf (CSBF, CSSB, CSBBF)

Equipment Introduction: Cold Undermount Shelf (CSU)

Equipment Introduction: Chef LED Light Bulb (CLED)

Equipment Introduction: Flow-Max® Under-Counter Water Dispenser (FM-5)

Equipment Introduction: Toast-Max® Conveyor Toaster (TM3)

Somer Endüstriyel Mutfak becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco Corporation receives Door County Wellness Works Award

Hatco Corporation is named the 2015 Wisconsin ESOP Company of the Year

2016 -

Equipment Introduction: Rapide Cuisine® Countertop Induction Range (IRNG-PC1-1x)

Equipment Introduction: Rapide Cuisine® Built-In Induction Range (IRNG-PB1-1x)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Curved Infrared Strip Heater with LED Lights (GR5AL, GR5AHL)

Equipment Introduction: Refrigerated Slim Drop-In Well (CWB-S)

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Slim Ice Well (IWB-S)

Equipment Introduction: Round Heated Well (RHW)

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco Corporation receives Door County Wellness Works Award

Hatco's Round Heated Well is a finalist for CSP's Retailer Choice Best New Product

2017 -

Equipment Introduction: Rapide Cuisine® Countertop Heavy-Duty Induction Range (IRNG-HC1-1x)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Ray® Curved Infrared Strip Heater (GR5A, GR5AH)

Equipment Introduction: Glo-Rite® Curved Display Light (HL5)

Equipment Introduction: Toast-Qwik® Conveyor Toaster (TQ3)

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Modular/Ganged Dry Heated Well (DHWBI)

Equipment Introduction: Rapide Cuisine® Countertop High-Powered/Heavy-Duty Induction Range (IRNG-PC1-3x)

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Modular/Ganged Dry Slim Heated Well (DHWBI-S)

Bowerman Management Group becomes a Hatco Rep

Posternak, Bauer, Aitkenhead & Cantamessa becomes a Hatco Rep

Hatco receives appliance DESIGN's 2017 Excellence in Design Silver Award

Hatco receives WELCOA's Well Workplace Gold Award

Hatco is voted Best in Class by Dealers, Consultants and Operators

Hatco's Toast-Qwik® Conveyor Toaster wins CSP's Retailer Choice Best New Product

2018 -

Equipment Introduction: Intelligent Heated Display Cabinet with Humidity (IHDCH)

Equipment Introduction: Remote Refrigerated Slim Drop-In Well (CWBR-S, CWBX-S)

Equipment Introduction: Drop-In Round Insulated Heated Well (HWBI-xQT)

Equipment Introduction: Remote Hot/Cold Built-In Shelf (HCSBFR, HCSBFX, HCSSBR, HCSSBX, HCSSBFR, HCSSBFX)

Equipment Introduction: Remote Cold Built-In Shelf (CSSBR, CSSBX, CSSBFR, CSSBFX, CSBFR, CSBFX)

Equipment Introduction: Remote Cold Undermount Shelf (CSUR, CSUX)

Hatco receives The ESOP Association's 2018 Annual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE)

Hatco's Intelligent Heated Display Cabinet with Humidity is a finalist for CSP's Retailer Choice Best New Product

2019 -

Equipment Introduction: Flav-R-Savor® Heated Air Curtain Cabinet (FS3HAC)

Equipment Introduction: Palletti™ Induction Warmer (IWRM)

Equipment Introduction: Round Waffle Maker (RWM)

Equipment Introduction: Snack System (SNACK)

Equipment Introduction: Electric Waffle Maker (KWM)

Equipment Introduction: Electric Crepe Maker (KCME)

Equipment Introduction: Rapide Cuisine® Countertop High-Powered/Heavy-Duty Dual Induction Range (IRNG-PC2F, IRNG-PC2S)

Hatco's Flav-R-Savor® Heated Air Curtain Cabinet wins CSP's Retailer Choice Best New Product