01 Oct Showroom Renovation
Positioned for National Growth, Carnegie Announces Completion of its 32,000-Square-Foot Showroom Renovation and Warehouse Expansion. Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks conclusion of year-long project
Carnegie Foodservice Equipment, central Pennsylvania’s premiere retail and wholesale distributor of commercial foodservice equipment and supplies since 1928, today announced the official opening of its new showroom and renovated warehouse.
“The expansion provides the best conduit for servicing our customers across the country, not only because of the new showroom, but also with our additional warehouse space and operational infrastructure,” said George Ferris, Sr., CEO, Carnegie. “We’ve expanded our workforce, amplified our productivity with faster loading and receiving times and increased fleet efficiency to provide the best-in-class service our customers deserve and have expected from Carnegie since our inception nearly 90 years ago.”
The ribbon cutting took place today at Carnegie’s new facility in Altoona, Pennsylvania, led by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce.
“It speaks to the incredible strength of our business community that companies like Carnegie are willing to invest in ways that make Blair County a more attractive business destination,” said Joseph D. Hurd, president and CEO, Blair County Chamber of Commerce. “The new facility is both attractive and practical, and will create a better customer experience. The Ferris family did it right and should be extremely proud of the end product and its inevitable impact.”
The new 17,000-square-foot showroom features a sleek design and a modern atmosphere that offers additional space for cutting-edge commercial equipment and supplies. Carnegie converted its former showroom into a 15,000-square-foot warehouse, bringing the total headquarters footprint to 32,000-square-feet.
This summer, Carnegie will unveil a state-of-the-art test kitchen that will be used for live cooking demonstrations, cooking classes with local chefs and a variety of other events.
“Providing a space for premier chefs to demonstrate their craft for our customers on our top-of-the-line equipment just made sense to us,” said George Ferris, II, President, Carnegie. “While my grandfather, the founder of Carnegie, ingrained a focus on customer service into the fabric of our organization, he also instilled a passion for commercial kitchens and the culinary arts. The new demonstration area will allow us to combine both.”