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®.
James Beard House
Winston Industries became the first manufacturer ever invited to perform at the James Beard House in New York City.
Winston Industries received StarChefs.com® International Chefs Congress Innovator Technology and Innovation Award for CVap Cook & Hold Oven.
YRI Equipment of The Year
2008 YUM! Brands YRI Equipment Supplier of the Year.
Win2uit division was launched to provide high quality electronic manufacturing services.
To stand out from other companies, and create a family-like environment for our employees, 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.