DripCatch™ and Sodexo Collaborate On Pilot Programs with Major Universities
SEATTLE, March 14, 2013
SEATTLE, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DripCatch, Inc. announced today that
it has teamed up with Sodexo, Inc. to commence pilot programs at two prominent
Northwest universities and certain of Sodexo's other institutional customers.
The University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University began
incorporating DripCatch units in their food & beverage operations earlier this
month. According to Kerwin Higashi, Sodexo's Vice-President of West Coast
Operations & Hawaii, "We see DripCatch as an inexpensive way for our customers
to significantly reduce slip & fall incidents in their operations. It's also
an efficient tool for almost any operations involving glass racks and dollies.
It just makes sense."
When asked for her initial response to the DripCatch pilot program, Kim
Kartens, General Manager of food and beverage services at Seattle Pacific
University, said, "The only problem is that we don't have enough DC units to
In addition to the two universities mentioned above, DripCatch pilot program
participants include select Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Embassy
Suites, Holiday Inns and Fairmont hotels. Participating restaurants include
select Red Robin, Applebee's, T.G.I. Friday's and Seattle favorites, Daniel's
Broiler, Ivar's and several Tom Douglas restaurants.
About Sodexo, Inc.
Founded in 1966, Sodexo delivers an unrivaled array of Quality of Life
Services and acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a
premium on performance and employee well-being. Sodexo is the world's
twenty-second largest employer with 413,000 employees in 80 countries serving
over 50 million consumers daily.
When business student Alexandra Abraham slipped on a wet hotel kitchen floor
while catering an event, she resolved to fix the problem for commercial
kitchens everywhere. Taking a leave from Seattle University's Albers School of
Business, Alexandra designed, patented and prototyped a product that would
prevent excess water from leaking or spilling from glass racks. Now in
production at Cashmere Molding, a green manufacturing plant in Woodinville,
WA, DripCatch™ is being hailed as an effective and affordable way to
dramatically reduce the slip-and-fall incidents and as a huge time saver for
ice/water prep and busing. DripCatch units are fully compatible with nearly
all glass racks and dollies used in the food & beverage industry. Alexandra
was selected by Forbes as one of nine "All Star Student Entrepreneurs for
2012." The online version of the Forbes article can be found at:
DripCatch is seeking additional participants and distributors for its pilot
(product test) program and encourages interested parties to view the latest
DripCatch demonstration video at:
Disclaimer: The hotels, restaurants and service companies named in this press
release are not involved in the manufacture, distribution or sales of
DripCatch products. Their participation in the DripCatch pilot program should
not be considered an endorsement of, or commitment to purchase, any DripCatch
Alexandra Abraham, President
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DripCatch is an exclusive trademark of DripCatch,™ Inc.
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