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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 of 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 build advanced PCU boards found as far away as the international space station and major airports worldwide. Winston Manufacturing offers high-production runs and contract services to provide extra capacity to some of the largest manufacturers.

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Our History

Winston Meets Colonel Harland Sanders
Winston meets Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken and invents Collectramatic pressure fryer. Commercial Appliance 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
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® International Chefs Congress Innovator Technology and Innovation Award for CVap Cook & Hold Oven
Win2uit Division
Win2uit Division created and Win2uit building opened.
Culture Club
Company Culture Standards/Culture Club established. The strive to standout 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.
Divisions Created
Manufacturing division created.
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

Culture is a combination of core values, behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, and personalities that make up an organization. Corporate culture describes and governs the way owners and team members think, feel, and act. A person that is a culture fit simply “gets it”. They understand what is trying to be accomplished, and consistently support the values through their effort, communication, and actions.

At Winston, we are passionate about our culture and the core values contained in the following pages. We want to fill our company with team members that are ready to tackle any challenge. We want team members that are self-motivated to produce the best results and that want to be part of creating something great. It is our belief that a workforce comprised of similar mindsets results in a heightened sense of belonging and commitment and ultimately enables us to work more productively toward our common goal.

Winston Life

Work/Life Balance

Flexible work schedules, wellness program, company events.

Career Growth

Skill development, training programs, career paths.

Social Responsibility

Paid time to volunteer, community outreach programs, corporate donations.


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?