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Eighty years ago, a Racine architect changed the kitchen, and the world, forever. Now InSinkErator is celebrating 80 years of transforming the kitchen and the way we handle food waste.
InSinkErator is the provider of food waste disposers, and it still calls Racine, Wisconsin home. It’s estimated that since InSinkErator’s founding, its disposers have kept 80 million tons of food waste out of landfills.
“Our founder, John Hammes, invented a product that revolutionized how we work in the kitchen and dispose of food waste,” said Chad Severson, president of InSinkErator. “Today, our products give relief to overflowing landfills and generate renewable energy and fertilizer while providing consumers with a convenient, easy way to manage the inevitable food waste.”
To formally mark the company’s 80th anniversary, InSinkErator is embarking on a yearlong celebration that kicked off with a Fourth of July parade float, to be followed by an employee appreciation celebration and christening of a new headquarters Fall 2018.