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Traulsen, Hobart and Vulcan Announce the First Winner of Save Your Kitchen 2024

McCrory School District, McCrory, Arkansas Receives New Equipment from Traulsen, Hobart and Vulcan

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 7, 2024) – ITW Food Equipment Group is proud to announce the first winner of the Save Your Kitchen 2024 campaign sweepstakes. The McCrory School District, McCrory, Arkansas won by random selection in the first drawing of 2024. 

This eleventh iteration of the popular K-12 kitchen equipment makeover initiative kicked off this April. Save Your Kitchen contest provides free Traulsen, Hobart and Vulcan kitchen equipment to four winning sweepstake entrants each year.  McCrory ISD is the first recipient of the new kitchen equipment prize package.

The McCrory School District is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from McCrory, Arkansas. The district is made up of two schools with an enrollment of nearly 600 students.

McCrory selected a One-Section Traulsen Reach-In Refrigerator featuring more than 24 cubic feet of storage and advanced technology such as a Variable Speed Compressor (VSC), Traulsen’s StayClear™ Condenser coil and Smart ControlTM. As a part of the Traulsen Spec Line offering, this unit provides top industry performance, durability, and ease of use.

Their Hobart selection is the FP150 continuous-feed food processor. This product can process up to 14 pounds of vegetables and fruit per minute and features a large, removable full-size feed hopper that minimizes the need for pre-cutting to cut down on prep time.

Their Vulcan prize selection is the Vulcan VBP15 Warming Cabinet. This heavy-duty holding cabinet features a blower motor that gently distributes heat to keep the cabinet at a consistent temperature from top to bottom, resulting in better food quality and less food waste.

“I was very surprised to learn we won three pieces of equipment. I have been food service director here for 25 years and this has never happened before!” said Donna Kruse, Food Service Director for McCrory School District.

Kruse continued, “We will be using the equipment in the high school cafeteria, and since we didn’t have a food processor, the food preparation process will really be sped up. We needed a new heated cabinet, so both it and the refrigerator will be very helpful to keep food at the right temperature during serving time.”

The sweepstakes is open to K-12 nutrition professionals in the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Among the products offered in this year’s sweepstakes are Traulsen refrigerators, a freezer or a milk cooler plus a Centerline™ by Hobart slicer or mixer, or a Hobart food processor for all four sweepstakes. A Baxter, Mini Rotating Rack Gas Convection Oven and a Hobart AM16 base dish machine are included in the July sweepstakes only. Different products may be available for specific sweepstakes.


Traulsen, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, has been providing the most trusted refrigeration equipment for foodservice and food retail operations since 1938. Traulsen offers a broad refrigeration product offering that includes reach-ins, roll-ins, undercounters, blast chillers, prep tables, merchandisers and milk coolers. Traulsen is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. To learn more about Traulsen, visit or connect with us on Facebook at


At Hobart, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, people and food are our passion. We believe great food brings people together, and the relationships we share feed our inspiration to be the best we can be for one another. As a food equipment manufacturer and service provider, we’ve been dedicated for more than a century to supporting those who are not only passionate about creating great food but are inspired by the people they serve and come to know on a daily basis. Likewise, it is our mission to provide premium food equipment that foodservice and food retail professionals can trust to work hard and deliver quality, consistent results day in and day out, empowering them to focus on what they love most—creating great food for great people. Backed by our nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. Hobart is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. Explore Hobart by visiting, connecting with us on Facebook at or by contacting your local Hobart representative at 888-4HOBART.


Masterful design. Precision performance. State-of-the-art innovation. For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for top -quality, energy-efficient commercial cooking equipment that consistently produces spectacular results. Trust Vulcan to help make your culinary creations turn out just right- each and every time. Vulcan is part of ITW Food Equipment Group (NYSE: ITW). For more information, visit

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