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About Winston Industries

At Winston, we manufacture products and partnerships of a lifetime.

Winston Industries is empowered by three divisions and multiple brands. Our combined organization offers unparalleled expertise in engineering, technology, and innovation, creating products and solutions for our customers.

Everybody says it, WE LIVE IT. Having invented and patented industry-breaking products, Winston Industries continues to thrive on the thinking-out-of-the-box legacy our late founder, Winston Shelton, instilled in us.

Since 1969 our entrepreneurial spirit and drive for creating solutions has grown Winston into a powerhouse for manufacturing. Today, foodservice brands CVap® and Collectramtic® are world-wide workhorses in international kitchens. Win2uit Electronics provides electronic manufacturing services and has built boards found as far away as the international space station 249 miles above the Earth! Winston Manufacturing offers high-production runs and contract manufacturing services to provide extra capacity to some of the largest manufacturers.


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Our History

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2015
2019
2019
Winston Meets Colonel Harland Sanders
Winston meets Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and invents Collectramatic pressure fryer. Commercial Appliances was founded eventually becoming Winston Industries.
Norman Rockwell Meets Colonel Sanders
Winston Shelton takes dear friend Colonel Harland Sanders to meet Norman Rockwell to prepare for his signature portrait, a painting commissioned by Winston. The request was originally denied by Rockwell, but after a relentless pursuit by Winston, and $8,000 later, the painting was completed in 1975.
Controlled Vapor Technology (CVap®) Discovered
Winston developed the primary variables of temperature and texture control in hot food holding applications, which eventually became known in the culinary world as Controlled Vapor Technology or CVap®.
Received Honorary Doctorate
Winston Shelton received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration in Foodservice Management from Johnson & Wales University.
James Beard House
Winston Industries became the first manufacturer ever invited to perform at the James Beard House in New York City.
YRI Equipment of The Year
2008 YUM! Brands YRI Equipment Supplier of the Year.
Innovation Award
Winston Industires received StarChefs.com® International Chefs Congress Innovator Technology and Innovation Award for CVap Cook & Hold Oven
Win2uit Division
Win2uit division was launched to provide high quality electronic manufacturing services.
Culture Club
The strive to stand out from the rest, insisting on creating a family-like environment for our employees, where they can thrive with the best resources, Winston established the Culture Club.
Winston Manufacturing Division
Winston Manufacturing division was launched to provide full-service contract manufacturing services.
Winston Shelton Passes
Winston Shelton passes away at the age of 96. At the time of his passing, Winston still made occasional trips into the office to work on various projects. He will be greatly missed.
CVap® Gets A New Design
New CVap® design with touch controls, programmable dial and NFC bump technology developed and put into testing.

Winston Culture

At Winston, we are passionate about our culture. We value integrity, accountability, passion, reliability, and teamwork.

We believe ideas come from everywhere, and we encourage dreams of new products, markets and ways of doing things.

We understand we are all part of one team that share a passion rooted in innovation and an unyielding belief in the future.

We are not afraid to be just a little different in our approach, our ideas, or how we view what is possible.

Winston Life

Work/Life Balance

According to a recent study, 85% of the global workforce claim to hate their jobs. Based on that survey, if you were to win the lottery tonight, you probably aren’t showing up to work tomorrow…or ever again. While Winston isn’t perfect (what company is?), we are employee-centric and listen to what our team members have to say. We strive to find what matters to our team and aim for a better work/life balance.

Our efforts include:

Career Growth

Successful companies grow when they invest in their employees’ growth. We strive to discover our team members’ strengths and help them develop. While it is always exciting to find the next Winstonite, we also take career mapping seriously and love to promote from within.

Some offerings that we provide include:

Social Responsibility

Giving back to our community and planet isn’t a marketing ploy, it is a responsibility. We were focusing on social causes and sustainability well before it got trendy. We are still striving to do more, both at a corporate and a personal level. We provide the opportunity for every team member to pay it forward in a variety of ways.

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Culture that is informal, authentic, and a bit unexpected
  • Company events and meals (our fried chicken is epic)
  • Competitive benefit packages
  • Job skills development program
  • Cross training and job rotations
  • Career path guidance and encouragement
  • Open door interaction with leadership team
  • Team members want to volunteer, so we created a program to pay them while they served
  • Drives (food, blood, or the clothes off our back)
  • Outreach assistance and hiring programs
  • Proud founder of SNA (School Nutrition Assoc) Equipment Grant
  • Driving towards recycling and paperless (painful, but we are trying)

Work/Life Balance

According to a recent study, 85% of the global workforce claim to hate their jobs. Based on that survey, if you were to win the lottery tonight, you probably aren’t showing up to work tomorrow…or ever again. While Winston isn’t perfect (what company is?), we are employee-centric and listen to what our team members have to say. We strive to find what matters to our team and aim for a better work/life balance.

Our efforts include:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Culture that is informal, authentic, and a bit strange
  • Company events and meals (our fried chicken is epic)
  • Competitive benefit packages

Career Growth

Successful companies grow when they invest in their employees’ growth. We strive to discover our team members’ strengths and help them develop. While it is always exciting to find the next Winstonite, we also take career mapping seriously and love to promote from within.

Some offerings that we provide include:

  • Job skills development program
  • Cross training and job rotations
  • Career path guidance and encouragement
  • Open door interaction with leadership team

Social Responsibility

Giving back to our community and planet isn’t a marketing ploy, it is a responsibility. We were focusing on social causes and sustainability well before it got trendy. We are still striving to do more, both at a corporate and a personal level. We provide the opportunity for every team member to pay it forward in a variety of ways.

  • Team members want to volunteer, we created a program to pay them while they served
  • Drives (food, blood, or the clothes off our back)
  • Outreach assistance and hiring programs
  • Proud founder of SNA (School Nutrition Assoc) Equipment Grant
  • Driving towards recycling and paperless (painful, but we are trying)

Careers

When people ask if you think outside the box, do you ask, “what box?” If the answer is YES and you are looking for a collaborative team to join, look no further!

We have endless curiosity and passion for finding new ways to do things. We believe in working both independently and ​collaboratively to create the best products and services possible. We consider flexibility a virtue, and we encourage questioning the status quo.

We place a high premium on integrity, accountability, passion, reliability, and the desire to be part of a team. So whether you’re a dreamer, nonconformist, problem-solver, collaborator, science geek, creative, people person, bean counter, widget maker, or team player, we are looking for folks who share the same values. Are you in?

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