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MLB players take out frustrations on tough Servend Gatorade® dispenser

June 19th, 2009

MANITOWOC, Wis – How do you know a beverage dispenser is Major League Baseball tough? When it survives the tag-team wrecking crew of Zambrano-Dempster.
In May, Chicago Cubs pitchers Carlos Zambrano and Ryan Dempster, on separate occasions, just days apart from each other, took their game-day frustrations out on the closest thing available… the Gatorade® dispenser. Not just any beverage dispenser, this particular model, the CEVj-30, is manufactured by Servend, a Manitowoc Foodservice company.
The apparently destruction-proof dispenser survived Dempster’s left-handed punch, knocking just the cover off and leaving only a few bumps and bruises. Then, just two days later, it made it through Zimbrano’s more violent baseball bat attack – but, ultimately, no worse for the wear.
“That Gatorade thing keeps taking a beating,” said Reed Johnson, center fielder for the Cubs, “we’ll get some band-aids on it tomorrow.
For the protection of their now-famous Gatorade dispenser, the Cubs have recently decided to remove it from all “vulnerable” areas.
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Manitowoc Foodservice, a division of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., designs, manufactures and supplies best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market.  Manitowoc Foodservice offers customers unparalleled operator and patron insights, collaborative kitchen solutions, culinary expertise and world-class implementation support and service, whether locations are around the corner or across the globe.  With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company has a portfolio of best-in-class brands including Cleveland, Convotherm®, Delfield®, Fabristeel, Frymaster®, Garland®, Jackson, Kolpak®, Kysor//Warren®, Kysor Panel Systems®, Lincoln, Manitowoc® Ice, McCall®, Multiplex®, Merrychef®, Servend® and Manitowoc® Beverage Systems.  For more information, visit
About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer with over 100 manufacturing and service facilities in 27 countries. It is recognized as one of the world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes, and boom trucks. Manitowoc also is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment as described above.