Standex Food Service Opens Culinary Development Center

  Standex Food Service Opens Culinary Development Center

 Centrally Located Facility to Be Used for Training, Product Development and
                             Key Customer Visits

Business Wire

SALEM, N.H. -- February 5, 2013

Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) today announced that its Food
Service Equipment Group has opened the Standex Culinary Development Center in
Allen, Texas. The new 21,000 square foot facility will be used for training,
product development and key customer visits. It also serves as the corporate
office for the Cooking Solutions Group of companies, including APW Wyott,
Bakers Pride, BevLes, TriStar and BKI. The Culinary Development Center
features a state-of-the-art demonstration center equipped with the most
innovative equipment offered by the Standex family of Cooking and
Refrigeration brands. The facility is centrally located north of Dallas, Texas
in a region where many national chains are headquartered.

“The new Standex Culinary Development Center enables us to strengthen
relationships with our customers and sales representatives while enhancing our
ability to offer innovative solutions to the market,” said John Abbott, Group
Vice President, Standex Food Service Equipment Group. “The Culinary
Development Center provides our customers with an opportunity to create
production systems by integrating Standex’s cooking and refrigeration
offerings in a prototype environment. Customer feedback from the evaluation of
our products and workflow in a real-life environment enables us to develop
custom solutions specifically suited to their needs. Our sales representatives
also will be using the Culinary Development Center to better understand the
features and benefits of our comprehensive hot and cold offerings.”

To launch the new Culinary Development Center, Standex Food Service Equipment
Group recently held an intensive two-day training session for its sales
representatives. The session highlighted new product lines that Standex will
be introducing at the North American Association of Food Equipment
Manufacturers Show from February 7-9 in Orlando, Florida.

About the Standex Food Service Equipment Group

The Food Service Equipment Group (FSEG) is a broad-line manufacturer of
commercial food service equipment, including walk-in coolers and freezers,
refrigerated, non-refrigerated and hot display cabinets and storage systems,
commercial ovens, rotisseries and cooking equipment, bakery and deli display
cases, hot food counter-top products, patient feeding systems, rotary vane
pumps and stainless steel fabrication, millwork and solid surface stonework.
The majority of the FSEG businesses are grouped into two divisions, Standex
Cooking Solutions Group and Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group. FSEG enjoys
market leadership positions and strong brand recognition in the food service
industry with each of its leadership companies: American Foodservice, APW
Wyott, Bakers Pride, BKI, Tri-Star, Federal Industries, Kool Star,
Master-Bilt, Nor-Lake, Inc. and Procon. The group employs over 1,500 with
manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Mexico, Mississippi, New York, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In addition to the U.S.,
FSEG has an established presence in Europe and is developing or expanding
distributor relationships in Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.

About Standex

Standex International Corporation is a multi-industry manufacturer in five
broad business segments: Food Service Equipment Group, Engineering
Technologies Group, Engraving Group, Electronics Products Group, and
Hydraulics Products Group with operations in the United States, Europe,
Canada, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, South Africa,
Korea, India and China. For additional information, visit the Company's
website at


Thomas DeByle, CFO, 603-893-9701
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