Founded in 1945 by Henry Rothschild, Caddy Corporation has evolved from a small custom stainless steel fabricator to one of the leading manufacturers of a complete line of quality food service equipment and custom high-end commercial cooking ventilation systems in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
Caddy started out in 1945 under the name Universal Equipment, but was changed to its current name, Caddy Corporation, shortly after its founding when, in 1948, it began designing and building dish and tray handling carts and “caddys” for the food service industry.
In 1964, Caddy partnered with a wire-plating engineer to develop a process and the machinery for continuously plating wire and strip, which resulted in the creation of the company Universal Industrial Equipment. This process is still in use today, and Universal Industrial Equipment remains a wholly owned subsidiary of Caddy.
By 1964, Caddy was operating out of two New Jersey locations, Secaucus and Pitman. In 1968, all operations were consolidated into one location in Pitman, New Jersey.
With the 1970’s came another change when Caddy was sold to Rockaway Corporation in 1971. After 16 years of developing the business, Caddy was again sold in 1988 to Sun Wave USA, a Japanese-based company. In 1997, Caddy was purchased by Howard Cohen, who had served as president of the company since 1973 until his retirement in 2002. Today, Caddy is wholly owned by Craig Cohen, son of the former president, and is located in a 71,000 square foot manufacturing and office facility in Bridgeport, New Jersey. The Bridgeport location includes a modern showroom for customer meetings, product training and demonstrations, as well as visibility to Caddy’s on-site manufacturing facilities.
Caddy offers a full line of products for food service delivery, storage, and return, including tray conveyors of various sizes and configurations, hot food tables, mobile dish and tray dispensers, storage and tray delivery carts, and insulated dinnerware.
In addition to its extensive line of standard catalog products, Caddy specializes in engineering custom solutions for food delivery and return systems, utility distribution, and air ventilation hoods for the food service industry. By working with customers through every phase of the process from planning to manufacturing, installing, and servicing the equipment, Caddy is able to offer the highest quality products in the industry from a single source, backed by their own extended warranty.