Frontline International Names Parts Town the Distributor of OEM Parts

Stellar customer service, massive inventory, and same-day shipping

Frontline International, which engineers and manufactures category-leading cooking oil management equipment for foodservice kitchens, is proud to announce that Parts Town is the exclusive distributor of Frontline OEM parts to its customers. Frontline parts are now available through Partstown.com. 

Parts Town

Founded in 1987, Parts Town is a restaurant equipment parts distributor supporting local, national, and international customers. It has built its reputation on stellar customer service and stocks only genuine OEM parts guaranteed to work to exact manufacturer specs, with unparalleled inventory, and same-day shipping.

“The international reach of Parts Town is extremely attractive to us because we have customers on six continents,” said Giovanni Brienza, senior vice president of Frontline International. “With its dedication to customer service, we’re pleased our customers will have unprecedented access to genuine OEM parts no matter where in the world they are located.”

When customers in need of Frontline parts contact Parts Town, they can expect no minimum orders, live phone reps available 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, same-day shipping for all in-stock orders placed before 9 p.m. (EST), Saturday shipping for in-stock orders placed before 4 p.m. (EST), parts identification support, warranty support for parts, and consistent pricing for all national accounts.

For added convenience, orders may be placed via phone, fax, email, or online. Parts Town’s mobile app and mobile web site include real-time inventory, parts images, and equipment manuals. 

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Frontline International Launches Reimagined Website

New frontlineii.com reflects company evolution, adds new features

Frontline International, manufacturer of equipment that makes cooking oil management easier for foodservice, has launched a brand new website. It features video, simplified navigation, and find-it-fast categories so visitors can quickly zero in on their areas of greatest interest (fresh oil, used oil, oil life monitoring, filtration, and data management). 

Of particular interest to Frontline sales reps is the new search Wizard, which makes it easy to locate specific products and information by following prompts to enter equipment type, model, or document type. The Wizard is prominently displayed in the site’s header.

For the first time, Frontline’s site now includes a full section on sister company, OilCare®, the only fully customizable cooking oil solution for foodservice operations of every type. Where Frontline exclusively focuses on engineering and manufacturing cooking oil handling equipment, OilCare® is a complementary service that builds a suite of cooking oil-related services around this equipment, including fresh oil delivery and used cooking oil collections.

“The world of Frontline International has greatly expanded since our founding more than 20 years ago,” said John Palazzo, president and CEO. “We’ve periodically updated our web presence, and this latest version reflects all that we have become to our customers. It also leaves plenty of room to add new features and resources as we continue to evolve.”

In its history, Frontline International has been awarded more than 30 patents. Products include proprietary systems for fresh oil management, data-driven software to monitor and manage oil usage remotely, and high-tech oil management solutions that give operators greater control. Frontline has been awarded three Kitchen Innovations Awards, including two in consecutive years (2012 and 2013; the most recent award came in 2022).To explore the new Frontline International website, visit www.frontlineii.com.

Frontline International Heated Grill Grease System Tackles Overlooked Source of Grease

Requires NO separate grease bin or dumpster

FOG (fats, oils, and greases) can come from many places in a foodservice kitchen, not just the fryer vat. One source of grease that sometimes gets overlooked is the grill. No matter the origin, all FOG needs to be handled safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Frontline International designs, engineers, and manufactures total cooking oil management solutions, including options specifically for collecting grill grease and depositing it directly in a used cooking oil (UCO) tank with other FOG. There’s no need for a separate grease bin or dumpster

Heated Grill Grease System

The Heated Grill Grease System allows operators to collect grill grease throughout the day, then pump it into any of Frontline International’s UCO tanks. Solids are filtered via the extra-large sediment basket, preserving the high quality of your oil while protecting the integrity of the equipment’s pump and motor.

Operation is easy: simply drain used grease into the caddy, close it, and secure the lid with the safety latch. When the caddy is plugged into a live outlet, the heating element keeps the grease in its liquid state, preventing coagulation. When the caddy is near full—or at scheduled intervals when the grill is less busy—carefully pull the caddy to the Frontline International UCO tank (or pumping station) and easily pump the waste grease into the tank.

There’s never any manual handling of grill grease, helping to improve employee safety. Less employee downtime means labor savings as well as savings on insurance and Workers’ Comp claims.

The simple system fits under grill drains and collects throughout the day. With easy collection and no separate bin or dumpster, the kitchen and grounds stay cleaner, helping to reduce health, safety, and pollution violations and fines.For more information, visit www.frontlineii.com.

Frontline International Outdoor Double Wall Containment Tanks Keep UCO Secure

Used cooking oil storage moves out of the kitchen

Outdoor cooking oil containment tank

It’s a common misconception that used cooking oil (UCO) tanks must be positioned in the kitchen near the fryer. Not so. In fact, tanks can be positioned virtually anywhere, including outside. To further protect waterways and the broader environment, Frontline International, a leader in cooking oil management solutions, manufactures outdoor double wall containment tanks perfect for safely and securely storing UCO outside until it can be collected by a recycler.

Frontline’s double wall tanks, available in 160-gallon and 315-gallon capacities, have secondary containment (bundling) built-in to the tank with 115% secondary containment. This “tank within a tank” construction has a heavy-gauge stainless steel exterior and is insulated to withstand extreme temperatures.

The UL 142 standard for storing above-ground flammable liquids requires UCO tanks with double wall conmtainment. In addition, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides safeguards to reduce the hazards associated with the storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids. Exceeding the standard, Frontline International’s waste oil tanks with double wall containment are compliant with NFPA 30. Frontline’s double wall tanks also come with exclusive electronic locking mechanisms to discourage theft. They can only be opened remotely by the operator, or the code can be provided to an authorized UCO recycler.

When an outdoor double wall containment is paired with Frontline’s patented Direct Plumb® system, UCO is piped directly from the fryer vat to the outdoor tank via the UCO trunk line. Tanks are also compatible with pump station and mobile caddy options. Employees never have to come in contact with oil, helping to create a safer work environment with fewer burns and slip and fall accidents.

For more information, visit www.frontlineii.com.

Frontline International Expands EZ Oil to 90 Gallons

Most operators only need to refill once a month

Frontline International, creator of smart cooking oil management solutions for foodservice kitchens, has reimagined its award-winning EZ Oil Fresh Oil Dispensing System to hold even more fresh cooking oil. The new 675 lb./90 gallon reservoir, now standard on all EZ Oil systems, holds more than 19 jibs of fresh cooking oil, allowing most operators to refill just once monthly.

The expanded capacity makes EZ Oil a truly “bulk” oil solution—while still using fresher, better-quality packaged cooking oil instead of a tank. EZ Oil’s integral pump moves oil at the touch of a button from the reservoir to awaiting fryer vats. Over and above the filled reservoir, the unit racks more plumbed boxed oil, helping to ensure the reservoir remains filled and ready.

Winner of the prestigious Kitchen Innovations Award, EZ Oil has been updated several times since its introduction more than a decade ago. This latest redesign accommodates the foodservice industry’s largest fryers, and also is ideal for kitchens with several fryers that need to be plumbed in a chain using a single, automated dispensing system.

The centerpiece of Frontline International’s Smart Oil Management™ systems, EZ Oil is the convenient, safer, and more cost-effective way to refill fryers with fresh cooking oil. Upside-down storage dispenses every drop of oil, increasing yields by up to 10%. This system can dramatically improve workplace safety, as hands and floors are kept clean and grease-free. Paired with Frontline’s automation technology, it also makes oil usage precise and less labor-intensive for consistent food quality and higher profits.

For more information, visit www.frontlineii.com.

Oil Management Equipment Leader Reveals Re-Engineered Product Lineup

Frontline International, global leader in the creation of smart cooking oil management solutions, has redesigned its used oil tanks to keep foodservice kitchens in better shape. And that shape is … square. The indoor world has corners everywhere, even in kitchens. With their new square shape, Frontline used oil tanks can easily tuck into corners, out of the way, taking up less room. Best of all, they store more oil in less space!

That means more critical space for other kitchen operations, greater ease of kitchen design, and more rebates on used cooking oil (UCO).

In the past two decades, rebates have soared by 500%, currently standing at approximately $2.25 USD per gallon. The average restaurant will produce at least 1500 gallons of UCO per year, for an annual return of about $3,375. Which speaks to the importance of a smart, high-quality used oil collection tank.

Frontline beta-tested its square tank in a smaller, 150-gallon format. The results were so successful, the company is going square with its entire line of UCO tanks. They’re available now.

Frontline perfected the safe, sustainable, cost-efficient lifecycle of cooking oil with the help of UCO tanks that make recycling easy, keep workers away from hot grease, and maximize the profit-potential of every gallon. These redesigned tanks carry on that tradition, just without the rounded edges. Getting cornered never felt so good!

For more information, visit www.frontlineii.com.

Frontline International Names Max Palazzo Director of Manufacturing

Will oversee total manufacturing processes, training, quality control

Frontline International, a leading maker of smart cooking oil management solutions for foodservice kitchens, welcomes Max Palazzo as its new director of manufacturing. In this role, Palazzo will oversee the entirety of the manufacturing process, including designing, implementing, and reviewing procedures and equipment, maximizing efficiencies, and innovating workflow. He will serve as the final word on quality control.

Frontline International helped create the cooking oil management category two decades ago and has continued to lead through innovation in the intelligent administering and maximizing of fresh oil, collecting and deploying real-time data to make critical oil management decisions, and sustainable, profitable collection of used cooking oil (UCO) for rendering into biofuels and other products. Frontline is the winner of three Kitchen Innovations Awards, and its technology is found on six continents.

Prior to joining Frontline, Palazzo spent six years at Proctor & Gamble, focused on product lifecycle management. He most recently served as technical engineer for P&G’s North American fabric care division.

At Frontline, Palazzo will be challenged to increase production capacity at the flagship manufacturing plant. He will also structure scalable training programs to both strengthen onboarding consistency as well as advance employee development. Leading new product development within Frontline’s best-in-class oil management category will similarly be part of Palazzo’s responsibilities.

“Throughout my career, I’ve been blessed with diverse responsibilities that touched every aspect of production. I’m excited to apply what I’ve learned to strengthen Frontline’s manufacturing and engineering operations,” said Palazzo. “By maximizing production capacity and capability, my aim is to help the company continue growth with existing and new customers.”

Palazzo earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. His new position serves as a homecoming of sorts. Palazzo was previously a product design engineer for Frontline during his college years, and he now rejoins the company his father founded.

For more information, visit www.frontlineii.com.

Frontline International Promotes Zack Palazzo to Director of Sales and Finance

Frontline International, a leading maker of smart cooking oil management solutions for foodservice kitchens, has promoted Zack Palazzo to director of sales and finance. Palazzo has been with the company since 2015 and most recently served as director of sales. Prior to that, he was the organization’s sales manager.

In his new role, Palazzo will manage all aspects of the company’s sales operations to ensure topline growth, oversee the overall financial health of the company, and safeguard long-term sustainable growth.

Sales responsibilities include planning and executing marketing and sales policies, setting objectives and initiatives, as well as managing key accounts and identifying new markets and strategic partners. Financial responsibilities include creating controls that manage and track expenditures, overseeing quarterly financial reports, developing departmental budgets, and providing guidance on annual expenditures.

Palazzo earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in industrial technology, giving him a unique understanding of how critical technologies are the backbone of today’s foodservice kitchen; expertise further forged as he became entrenched in the business. He earned his MBA from Kent State University, fortifying real-life experience earned on the “frontlines” of foodservice finance.

“Zack has been a key member of our leadership team for nearly a decade,” said Giovanni Brienza, senior vice president. “In his new role, he will build stronger bridges between external accounting counsel and our internal finance teams. He understands our industry, company, customers, and product, and is the ideal choice to serve in this new capacity.”

“Frontline is a forward-thinking company that leads our industry, and I’m excited to be tasked with building budget tools to support our roadmap for aggressive growth,” explained Zack. “This new role enables me to stay connected to our products and customers while assuming a more active role in shaping Frontline’s financial future.”

Frontline International Forms Strategic Partnership with Ring Container Technologies

Ring’s Ultra35® cooking oil packaging drives sustainability of Frontline’s OilCare® delivery and collection service

Frontline International has formalized its strategic partnership with Ring Container Technologies to provide fresh oil containers used by Frontline’s sister company, OilCare®, creating a closed-loop, sustainable supply chain within the oil delivery segment.

OilCare is a completely customizable cooking oil delivery and collection service. OilCare customers use Frontline’s EZ Oil Fresh Oil Dispensing System to fill their fryer vats. The EZ Oil unit is filled using high-quality, fresh cooking oil packaged in Ring Container’s Ultra35® packaging. Packaged oil provides the ultimate in choice for kitchen managers, dieticians, and chefs. It is better quality than bulk tank oil, and available in healthier blends and custom flavor profiles to complement restaurant menus.

Patented Ultra35® technology is the industry’s lightest 35-pound container for cooking oil, engineered to reduce material usage and improve recyclability (while also improving overall ergonomics and pallet efficiency). The Ultra35 packaging, both outer box and inner jug, is 100% recyclable and pre-certified by How2Recycle.

Under the OilCare contract, fresh oil and used oil handling equipment is installed on-site and remains for a low monthly cost. Proprietary OilCare software schedules fresh oil delivery in response to real-time volumes. Drivers deliver Ultra35 boxed oil and restock the EZ-Oil rack. They retrieve the previously used, Ultra35 HDPE jugs from the store and return them to local distribution, where they are processed for reclamation and later downstream reprocessed into recycled materials.

OilCare has used Ring’s Ultra35 packaging since its inception. The new agreement assures customers that the relationship will continue. It also more closely aligns the companies, resulting in increased collaboration and innovation that will benefit end-users of both companies’ products and services.

“Ring Container is an excellent partner with aligned goals in making foodservice kitchens more sustainable while maintaining, and even improving, efficiency and quality,” said John Palazzo, president and CEO of Frontline International. “We look forward to the future innovations that will spring forth from this partnership.”

Accenting the sentiment, Brian Smith, Ring Container president and CEO, said, “Our two companies work well together, and we’ve already leveraged those synergies to create greater value for our mutual customers. The future holds great promise for new discoveries to further revolutionize foodservice cooking oil management, particularly as it relates to recyclability and achieving sustainability goals.”

For more information, visit www.frontlineii.com and www.ringcontainer.com.

About Frontline International

Frontline International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes superior commercial foodservice equipment for the storage, handling, and disposal of cooking oil. Customers own their own equipment, negotiate their own oil rebates, and have the freedom to choose their own oil vendors. The company also offers turnkey oil management under its OilCare® bundled services program. Frontline International and its Smart Oil Management® systems offer users more freedom and more control over their processes and their profits. For more information, contact Frontline International, Inc. at 187 Ascot Parkway, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Phone: +1 330-861-1100. Toll free: 1-877-776-1100. Web: http://www.frontlineii.com. Email: info@frontlineii.com.

About Ring Container Technologies

Ring Container Technologies is a multinational corporation headquartered in Oakland, Tennessee. Focused on developing container technology solutions for its customers for more than 50 years, the company has grown to be an industry innovation leader and one of the largest plastic container manufacturers in North America. With a commitment to be fiscally, socially, and environmentally responsible, Ring Container Technologies strives to advance innovation while exceeding expectations by design. For more information, visit www.ringcontainer.com.

Frontline International Goes to College

Direct-Plumbed® Used Oil Management System enhances university foodservice sustainability, safety

Classes are back in session at colleges and universities, which often lead the charge in sustainability and environmental awareness. It becomes a practical matter in today’s student and faculty dining facilities, in which efficiently managing cooking oil and reducing waste are key aspects of sustainable kitchen design. No matter how old the campus buildings are or what challenges are faced with space and safety requirements, Frontline International can enhance university kitchen sustainability efforts.

Frontline’s easy-to-use Direct-Plumbed® used oil management system is ideal for operations heavily reliant on student employees. Young workers are at a higher risk of injury on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. No one should have to carry buckets of oil through kitchens and up and down stairs, and dumpsters are unsightly and unsanitary.

The fully automated Direct-Plumbed system is Frontline International’s safest used oil management system, and it’s easy to operate, requiring just the push of a button. Filtered used oil is plumbed to flow out of fryers and into a Frontline International storage tank with no contact with employee hands.

Not only does a Direct-Plumbed system enhance employee safety, it also makes for easier oil collection by renderers. Used oil or grease flows from the fryers directly to secure tanks housed inside or outside. Frontline International’s stainless steel used oil tanks have collection ports designed with a locking anti-theft valve to prevent theft or misuse of used oil.

Frontline’s Direct-Plumbed system is already performing in no less than a storied Ivy League university’s foodservice operation. With a staff of 650, they serve an average of 25,000 meals a day during the academic year and 5 million meals annually. And a lot of those meals involve fryers and cooking oil.

Like many large foodservice operations, prior to Frontline, the university had 55-gallon drums and dumpsters outside for used oil. Employees would try to pour hot oil in and it would spill; it was not a great system. The director wanted a system that would work for all 30 locations in which they operate on campus.

Unlike chain restaurants, the university’s menus are different every day, and they also change seasonally. They needed a solution that could work everywhere there was a fryer on campus, whatever the setup, menu, or volume. In the early 2000s, during a renovation to some operations in its dining facilities, they took the opportunity to install Frontline’s Direct-Plumbed system and haven’t looked back. Since then, they’ve phased it in throughout campus.

Frontline International’s Direct-Plumbed used oil solutions can completely eliminate the need to handle used fryer oil. The equipment is modular, infinitely customizable, and can be installed in a wide variety of university foodservice kitchens, even those with small or complex layouts. Regardless of setup, Frontline International’s efficient, cost-effective systems can decrease hazards for university employees while increasing campus sustainability efforts and maximizing return on investment.

For more information, visit www.frontlineii.com.

About Frontline International

Frontline International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes superior commercial foodservice equipment for the storage, handling, and disposal of cooking oil. Customers own their own equipment, negotiate their own oil rebates, and have the freedom to choose their own oil vendors. The company also offers turnkey oil management under its OilCare® bundled services program. Frontline International and its Smart Oil Management® systems offer users more freedom and more control over their processes and their profits. For more information, contact Frontline International, Inc. at 187 Ascot Parkway, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Phone: +1 330-861-1100. Toll free: 1-877-776-1100. Web: http://www.frontlineii.com. Email: info@frontlineii.com.