Taylor Equipment Completes Acquisition

logo1LANDOVER, MD January 5, 2005 — Taylor Equipment Distributors, Inc. and BMI Equipment Distributors, Inc. (Bill Miller, Inc., Warrenton VA) have completed an agreement between the companies wherein Taylor has acquired BMI’s revenue generating assets. Terms of the December 2004 transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is the latest in a strategic growth initiative including line expansion and acquisitions of foodservice equipment distributors and service providers.

BMI was founded by Bill Miller in 1972 and has served the Baltimore/Washington area offering a wide variety of quality foodservice equipment and services. In addition to the BMI acquisition, Chris Miller will join Taylor’s Wholesale Division focusing on business development.

Taylor Equipment Distributors, Inc., serving the foodservice industry since 1959, provides world-class equipment backed by the industry’s best factory-trained technical team, a remotely located service fleet spanning across the Mid-Atlantic region, and extensive parts and supplies inventory. Foodservice operators from the world’s largest chains to the fully independent operator look to Taylor as their preferred equipment partner.

Beyond Taylor’s frozen dessert, frozen beverage and specialty cooking equipment, Taylor Equipment Distributors also offers Scotsman Ice Machines, Everest Refrigerators and Freezers, Sanyo Microwave Ovens, Royal Merchandisers, Nelson Ice Cream Merchandisers, Costguard Water Filtration by Everpure, and other equipment through its Wholesale Division which caters exclusively to the dealer market.