NAFEM 2019 – Salvajor

In the newest addition to the NAFEM blog series, we’ll be talking about the manufacturer that makes the best food waste disposals you can find today, Salvajor.

The Salvajor booth at this year’s NAFEM convention was a spectacular display of everything Salvajor has to offer, old and new. Of the new items, the most exciting was by far the water savings package. This new operator sensor gives a demand/control situation for their disposer packages and provides an 80% water savings when the operator steps away from the disposer. When that happens, the unit starts a timed run feature that will automatically shut the disposer, the control panel, and the water supply to the disposer off entirely, leaving it open for the operator to start back up manually whenever they come back. Salvajor has also reduced the need for two solenoids so that now only one is needed which has reduced a unit that used to cost around $900 list to only $498 list. The WSP can be retrofitted to any ARSS or ARSSLD control panel that is 2014 or newer. Salvajor is a very strong brand in the industry. In 2019, they will focus on continuing to be the best at what they do best and capitalize on the markets they already operate in with the new WSP operator sensor.

The Miller team stopped by the Salvajor booth to talk to National Sales Manager Jim Ottmer about NAFEM and the importance a convention like NAFEM holds for the industry and manufacturers.

“NAFEM provides the opportunity for us to really show what we are, who we are, and how we go about doing things,” Ottmer said of the convention. “NAFEM has always been a great advocate for the manufacturing side, and it’s been an important component that brings everyone together in an industry that needs a lot of togetherness. So, you’ve got service agents, you have dealers, you have consultants, you have manufacturers, and end users all in one place to talk about one thing and that’s food service equipment.”

When customers think Salvajor, we hope that they thing quality craftsmanship and a company that still hand-polishes every disposer before it goes into the box. Salvajor does not use robots, they use real people. Think of them more as a craft brewery or distillery and less so like a big corporate conglomeration. They are family owned and operated for three generations and will continue to be for generation to come.

Mason Meyers
Mason Meyers, Editor

NAFEM 2019 – Nemco

Hello and welcome to another addition to the Miller NAFEM blog series! This time around we will be focusing on a manufacturer that has built their way up to being at the top of the food prep chain in the industry, Nemco.

In a big step forward for Nemco from manual to powered food prep, they partnered with Swedish food prep brand Hallde to make their first line of combi cutter food processors. These new dynamic machines are four-speed adjustable and have a wide array of swiss-army like attachments for cutting many different vegetable and cheese products. The processor works fast and minimizes stress on not only the food, but the blades as well. This ensures optimal food integrity and extended operational life for the product.

We went by the Nemco booth to ask Sales Manager for the Eastern region Chris Fisher about NAFEM and how this convention helps them put the word out about all of their exciting new products.

“Well, you know, a convention like this is really important for us,” Fisher said. “We have a lot of valued partners, such as Miller & Associates, that go out and deal with the end users, the chains, and things like that, but this does allow us some times to get some of that first-hand feedback from those customers while they’re walking through the booth and hear some of the needs and the interests that they have…they wouldn’t normally reach out to somebody and say, ‘hey, I have a need for this particular product,’ but as they’re walking through your booth and they see something similar, it prompts them to say ‘hey, what about this’ or ‘what about that?’ So, you know, we’re able to get some information and some feedback that, normally, we might not otherwise be able to [get.]”

Nemco prides themselves on a seamless customer service experience. When a customer purchases a Nemco product, they want that customer to not worry about potential problems. If one is to arise, they want to deal with the issue quickly and painlessly, so that when that customer needs another product, they won’t hesitate to choose Nemco again. With all the exciting things going and great people working at Nemco, Miller & Associates believes that won’t be a problem anytime soon.

You can check out our other article on Nemco here:

Nemco Food Equipment: A Better Food Prep Solution


Mason Meyers
Mason Meyers, Editor

Nemco Announcement

Miller & Associates is proud to announce that we are now representing Nemco Food Equipment.

For the past 26 years, Nemco has been a proven leader and innovator of countertop foodservice equipment.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to represent Nemco. Their culture, their values, and their products match perfectly with Miller & Associates. We look forward to advancing Nemco’s presence in the Texas/Oklahoma market.”