Ecolab's Smart Care® Program Wins 2013 Kitchen Innovation Award from the National Restaurant Association

  Ecolab's Smart Care® Program Wins 2013 Kitchen Innovation Award from the
  National Restaurant Association

 Program provides comprehensive commercial kitchen equipment service to help
         decrease downtime, save energy and extend equipment lifespan

NRA Show 2013 Booth #2440 Booth #4000

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- May 16, 2013

The Ecolab Smart Care^®  program was awarded a 2013 National Restaurant
Association Kitchen Innovations Award, which honors the most promising and
cutting-edge advancements in kitchen equipment for the foodservice industry.
Smart Care offers comprehensive commercial kitchen equipment service to help
foodservice operators improve food quality, save energy, decrease downtime and
extend equipment lifespan.

“We work as a true partner with our customers to keep their kitchen equipment
running at peak performance and help ensure food quality and safety,” said
Mike Goede, vice president of Sales and Service for Ecolab’s Equipment Care
division. “This recognition from the National Restaurant Association validates
our efforts to provide foodservice operators with best-in-class equipment care
solutions every day.”

Ecolab Smart Care  offers proactive service for commercial cooking,
refrigeration, warewashing and other specialty foodservice equipment. Through
customizable solutions, the program provides pre-scheduled maintenance checks,
same-day repair service, online asset management tools, equipment cleaning and
sanitation products.

“This year’s Kitchen Innovations Awards recipients address today’s leading
commercial kitchen equipment challenges with advancements in energy efficiency
and sustainability, online tools for tracking and monitoring, intelligent
controls, as well as versatility to conform to diverse restaurant layouts,”
said Jeffery W. Davis, convention chair for NRA Show 2013 and CEO of the
United States Beef Corporation. “These innovations will have a substantial
impact on the efficiency and success of restaurant kitchens, as well as the
profitability of the restaurant itself.”

An independent, expert panel of judges selected Kitchen Innovations Award
recipients to be showcased in the interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion
booth – #2440 – at the 2013 National Restaurant Association Restaurant,
Hotel-Motel Show, May 18-21 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The Smart Care
program also will be featured at the Ecolab booth – #4000 – during the show.

To learn more about the features and benefits of the Ecolab Smart Care
program, visit

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is
the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that
protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000
associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to
promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use
and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare,
energy, hospitality, commercial laundry and industrial markets in more than
170 countries around the world.

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