OAK BROOK, IL — Elkay Manufacturing has announced that it has acquired SSP, Inc., a leading fabricator and importer of stainless steel commercial kitchen products primarily for the foodservice industry. SSP is well known in the foodservice segment of the commercial market where Elkay is actively expanding its presence. SSP is headquartered in Spokane, Washington, with operations and distribution facilities in the Pacific Northwest and Ohio.
According to Jack Krecek, vice president of the Elkay Plumbing Products Division, Commercial Business Unit, SSP has been in business for 23 years, with a wide-ranging commercial product line, and well established customers including nationally-recognized retail and institutional foodservice establishments.
“The SSP independent rep sales force brings vast experience and impressive qualifications in the foodservice equipment channel to the Elkay family,” notes Krecek. “The SSP product line, combined with the experience and relationships of these important rep agencies will accelerate the rate at which we intend to grow sales in this market,” he adds.
Krecek continued, “The SSP business model complements Elkay’s existing Commercial Business Unit and opens doors for Elkay commercial cabinetry, case work, commercial faucets and natural stone countertops."
Elkay is pleased with the synergies that exist between the two companies, which are believed to ultimately benefit both current and future channel partners. Over the next few months, Elkay will be working to integrate SSP into the Elkay Commercial Business Unit. Going forward, SSP will be officially known as Elkay SSP, LLC™.
Lovon Fausett, former owner of SSP, Inc. and now vice president of business development and operations for Elkay SSP, LLC states, “Elkay brings extensive manufacturing experience and resources to the SSP business which will enable us to provide more value to our customers; we see numerous opportunities to substantially expand SSP products and services.”