New Age Industrial announces winners of 2024 School Foodservice Regional Product Design contest

Winners Nicole Moorhead of Decatur Township and Stephanie Tragesser of Zink Foodservice Group will unveil the design at the SNA Annual National Conference in the summer

New Age Industrial is thrilled to announce the winners of its inaugural School Foodservice Regional Product Design Contest. The contest invited manufacturers’ representatives in the Eastern Half of the United States to collaborate with school nutrition directors, end-users, consultants, or dealer partners to identify unmet needs in school foodservice equipment and create innovative solutions.

Collaborative problem-solving leads to winning design

Contest participants submitted entries highlighting a specific school foodservice equipment need, explaining the problem it addressed, and showcasing their proposed solution through a simple sketch or line drawing. Nicole Moorhead, Child Nutrition Director of the MSD of Decatur Township, partnered with Stephanie Tragesser, Manufacturers’ Representative at Zink Foodservice Group, to create the winning design.

“We are deeply impressed by the creativity and collaborative spirit showcased in our School Foodservice Product Design Contest entries,” said Cathy O’Shia, VP of Sales-Foodservice at New Age Industrial. “We’re excited to unveil the winning design at the SNA Conference, and we believe it has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of school meals. We applaud Nicole Moorhead and Stephanie Tragesser for their innovative thinking, and we look forward to celebrating their achievement with the entire school foodservice community.”

Join us at SNA to witness the big reveal

The winning design will be unveiled at New Age Industrial Booth 424 during the SNA Annual National Conference in Boston, MA, on July 15, 2024. This marks the first public unveiling of a brand-new school foodservice product, a testament to the creative power of collaboration in shaping the future of school meals.

Celebrating innovation and rewarding brilliance

Beyond witnessing the unveiling when doors open, attendees are invited to celebrate the innovative minds behind the winning design. Moorhead and Tragesser will be present to receive their well-deserved prizes, which include airfare, hotel accommodations, SNA Show badges, tickets to the Closing Party, and a manufactured version of their winning product design! Additionally, Tragesser will receive a $500 cash prize.

Don’t miss this exciting event

Join New Age Industrial to witness the culmination of this exciting contest and celebrate the ingenuity that will shape the future of school meals. We look forward to seeing you at Booth 424 on July 15th!

About New Age Industrial-New Age Industrial is the leading aluminum extruder and fabricator of storage and transportation equipment in the United States. They design and manufacture heavy duty, yet lightweight aluminum products for various industries including foodservice, supermarket, and material handling. The products are easy to customize to fit a customer’s exact needs. For more information, contact New Age today, and their team of experts will be happy to assist you.

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