New Age Industrial Kicks Off Their NAFEM 2025 Custom Foodservice Equipment Design Contest

In the spirit of fostering creativity and pushing the boundaries of design, New Age Industrial (NAI) proudly announces the kick-off of the NAFEM 2025 Custom Product Design Contest! Building on the success of last year’s Custom Equipment Design Contest, we are once again inviting our manufacturer’s representatives from the foodservice industry to join in and share their greatest ideas for custom aluminum equipment.

The 2023 NAFEM Custom Equipment Design Contest brought us the Scrap and Stack. Claudia Harry and Alyssia Wright designed a multi-function, line scrapping cart. They wanted to design a solution that would allow school cafeteria workers to clear the service line more efficiently. The solution they developed in partnership with New Age Industrial’s engineer, Phil Gottstine, is a cart that has a removable trash receptacle on the base, a top with a solid sheet and punched large square hole for scraping food waste into the trashcan, and a rack on the top to hold dirty steamtable pans and sheet pans. The Scrap and Stack allows for an entire line to be cleared in one pass, making just one trip to the dish room.

We are excited for NAFEM 2025 and looking forward to all the creative new ideas. We’re inviting all the New Age Industrial Foodservice Manufacturer’s Representatives to partner with dealers, distributors, consultants, or end users to participate in the NAFEM 2025 Custom Product Design Contest. This is their chance to leave a mark on the foodservice industry!

The winners will have the opportunity brag over their creation as we unveil it at NAFEM 2025 with their hotel room, airfare, a show badge, and a ticket to the NAFEM closing party and concert covered by us. In addition, the winning rep will receive a $500 cash prize! Plus, their name and rep group will be included in a slew of promotional advertising. To submit entries or for more information about the contest and the rules, visit us at:

As we embark on this year’s contest, remember that we are NOT just an aluminum extruder and fabricator; we are your partner for turning ideas into realities. With our capabilities to design and manufacture custom, heavy-duty aluminum products, New Age Industrial is committed to meeting your exact needs.

The NAFEM 2025 Custom Product Design Contest is not just a competition: it’s an invitation to be part of something extraordinary. Let your creativity soar, submit your designs, and let’s make something unique together. The countdown has begun – will your design steal the spotlight at NAFEM 2025? Get ready to build for the future of the foodservice industry!

New Age Industrial is the leading aluminum extruder and fabricator of storage and transportation equipment in the United States. We use a Flexible Manufacturing Process to design and build heavy-duty yet lightweight aluminum products that can be customized to fit your exact needs, completely stress-free. Our unmatched versatility in product design and in-house team of experts make New Age Industrial the Top Choice for material handling and food service equipment. Our products are Proudly Made in the USA!