Originally founded as The Jackson Dishwasher Company while the twenties were still roaring along at the first quarter century mark of the 1900s, Jackson Warewashing Systems entered the commercial dish-machine business with its first door-type model. Whether the company’s founder Otto Jackson took note of a probable increase in demand for mechanized glass washing equipment as a healthy percentage of Cleveland’s citizens (and the country at large) continued to celebrate the recent repeal of prohibition or seized upon the opportunity to build the company in a town that had become one of the principal industrial cities of the early twentieth century, Jackson has continued to manufacture high quality commercial machines for the foodservice market for nearly a century.
After relocating production to Gray, Kentucky and expanding its business, Jackson has continued to produce a version of the original round Model 10 machine while expanding its product offering to under-counter, glass washing, door-type, conveyor and flight-type machines. With a dual approach of innovating new products that lower the cost of ownership through water, chemical, and energy savings and focusing on the mantra of “clean the first time”, the company produces 16 Energy Star rated models and features machines that boast the lowest water consumption industry-wide with the recently introduced DynaTemp (Door-Type) and Rack Star (Conveyor) machines.
Whether it’s the on-board booster heater featured in the newly introduced Conserver XL-E-LTH that ensures consistent 145°F water temperature versus traditional low temperature machines or the Rack Star’s double-wall insulated, hinge opening doors that keep heat inside the machine, the company’s product innovations have both owners and operators in mind. Keeping the dish area from resembling steam room conditions, eliminating the “guillotine” analogy from conveyor models’ door design, and avoiding multiple wash cycles per rack that wastes time, energy, and labor are all in focus.
In 2016, Jackson established new warehouse space in Riverside, CA in addition to its US-based factory and 220+ employees in Kentucky. As part of the company’s nation-wide expansion, its multiple distribution points, factory-authorized equipment start-up program, pre-paid commercial shipping throughout the continental US, and financing partnership with Navitas Lease Corporation – all provide the resources and infrastructure needed in today’s demanding end-user marketplace.
From coffee shops, bars, and restaurants to schools, hotels, and institutional facilities, Jackson manufactures machines to fit all operational needs. From specification to quotation and end user training, The Hansen Group is glad to assist you and proud to represent Jackson Warewashing Systems.
Written By: Eric Kenny