Eagle Group

Clayton, Del., June 24, 2008

The new UniWall® counter system from the SpecFAB® Division of Eagle Foodservice Equipment is a revolutionary step forward in simplifying kitchen and other foodservice installations. The unique turnkey design of the UniWall® system integrates utility wall elements with counters, thereby eliminating many of the problems and installation delays that foodservice projects typically face in their final stages.

UniWall® allows specifiers, consultants, and designers to lay out counters, serving lines and bars that have provisions for utilities installed at the factory with single-point connections for plumbing and electrical services. UniWall® systems are Custom NSF-compliant and UL-listed with optional factory plumbing and/or wiring. The heart of the UniWall® system is its 12-gauge galvanized stud wall with utility chase openings for running beverage, plumbing and electrical lines - all accessible through easy-access front panels. Each prefabricated counter-and-wall system is designed according to each installation's specific needs. The UniWall® system also serves as a structural wall element, replacing the need for contractor built walls at the job site.

Because each UniWall® system is designed and built to individual project specs, installation time at the job site is dramatically reduced. This also means that the on-site time for expensive specialized trade labor to be on hand during the installation is significantly reduced. Moreover, since UniWall® is classified as equipment, it qualifies for a reduced amortization schedule as compared to onsite construction.

Eagle's UniWall® counter system is an ideal solution for many foodservice applications such as bars, cafeteria serving lines, chef preparation areas, and concession stands. When used in a dishwashing station, UniWall® eliminates the need for a permanent wall supporting the dish pass-through area. When used in cafeteria serving lines, UniWall® provides for utility outlets and drains acts as supports for tray slides. UniWall® systems have been installed in schools, theaters, casinos, sports facilities and restaurants. In fact, practically any installation where there is a need to run plumbing, electrical or mechanical lines in fabricated equipment is a natural application for the system.

The "plug and use" aspects of UniWall® deliver other benefits, too. All piping and wiring is already installed and positioned within the UniWall® enclosure, thereby eliminating the need to install conduit and pipes on-site. Onsite, tradesmen make simple connections with the main electrical and plumbing service, thereby simplifying as well as shortening the installation process. (It also reduces the chance of making errors in the wiring and plumbing.)

The sleek aesthetics of the UniWall® system represent a further improvement over traditional knee walls. The durable construction, featuring type 304 stainless steel inner panels is more attractive, with component dimensions able to be matched far more precisely (no more out-of-plumb areas to contend with as so often happens when fitting components to wood or concrete walls). Eagle also offers its own custom millwork and other aesthetic detailing - including Wilsonart® laminate, Corian® solid surface, overshelf systems, sneeze guards and drop-in mechanical units such as food wells - to deliver distinctive designs according to each customer's preferences.

The UniWall® counter system is the latest innovation from Eagle's SpecFAB® Division. Established more than 15 years ago, SpecFAB®'s mission is to fill the gap between lower-cost but less-precisely matched standard equipment, and high-cost  "wish-and-wait for" highly customized solutions. UniWall® and other proprietary systems help compress lead times in the design and fabrication process, while at the same time providing full functionality and notable cost efficiencies.

For more details on the new UniWall® counter system or other innovative equipment solutions provided by Eagle's SpecFAB® Division, contact Lynda Donavon (ext. 3027) with sales inquiries or Eagle's Marketing Department (ext. 3129) with inquiries pertaining to marketing support. Telephone: (800) 441-8440 or (302) 653-3000. Fax: (302) 653-2065.