OF CONTINUOUS INNOVATION
Market Forge has been in business for almost 120 years, and continues to strive for perfection within its vast line of available models. From the innovative boilers to the new Eco-Friendly equipment that saves you time and money, it is clear that Market Forge has gained strength and wisdom with age. So put the power of steam cooking to work for you, with Market Forge
Steam cooking has been used for decades by institutions ranging from schools to sports arenas to produce large amounts of food quickly. This history has led many to believe that steam is simply about volume. But myths are being dispelled, mentalities are evolving, and the future of steam is bright. Many top restaurants around the country have discovered that steam cooking isn't just about cooking quickly; it's about cooking well. And as more chefs and restaurateurs discover the advantages of steam, they're discovering Market Forge. With over 350 different models (the most in the industry), Market Forge is uniquely positioned to fit your need. So whether you need to cook fresh lobster bisque or a whole lot of hot dogs, the Market Forge lineup will meet your demands
THE HISTORY OF MARKET FORGE
Market Forge Industries is an industry leader in steam cooking equipment and technology now approaching 120 years in business. In 1896, Louis I. Beckwith founded the company, as an iron and metal workshop located in what is now known as the Quincy Market District of Boston. Beckwith came to Boston with only his knowledge of the ironwork and blacksmith trades. His shop quickly became recognized for excellence and highly skilled craftsmanship. Located next to a large meat packing plant, Beckwith was soon commissioned by the owner of that plant to manufacture galvanized racks, to eliminate the unsanitary practice of storing meat on wooden shelves. This event was the beginning of Market Forge as a supplier to the foodservice industry.
On January 7, 2014, Market Forge was purchased by The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) of Elgin, IL. Market Forge moved to Vermont in July 2014 combining its production and customer service with Blodgett Oven Corporation, also owned by Middleby.