Glastender fully automatic glasswashers replace hand washing to save labor and speed service. In addition, the compact design of our glasswashers saves floor space. All of our models are manufactured with complete stainless steel construction and include a stationary spray box engineered for maximum soil removal, a pumped wash and rinse for consistent pressure, and automatic detergent and sanitizer metering pumps.
The GW24 rotary glasswasher and the GT-18 series rotary rack glasswashers are the ideal choice for an underbar environment.
The GT-24 and GT-30 rotary glasswashers are best suited for pass-thru cocktail station applications.
The GWS66 Glasswashing Station includes:
Ever have a customer wait for a drink? Chances are your bartender is running ragged…and looking for help! Teamwork is the key. A Glastender Cocktail Station builds as many steps of the Cocktail Life Cycle™ as possible into one compact station and then provides access to both the bartender and cocktail servers so they can share the work.
Glastender Cocktail Stations are available in three varieties:
Glastender Underbar Equipment is manufactured with stainless steel. Each order is specifically designed for you, pre-assembled at the factory, then broken into shippable sections for a no hassle installation. Our incredible variety of products as well as our ability to make custom pieces means you will be sure to get the perfect layout for your needs.
See also Choice Bar Fabrication
Better or best. It's your choice. Glastender's main underbar line is superior to Perlick's, yet is priced competitively. Our superior features cost more to manufacture, which means we cannot always beat Perlick's price. To remedy this situation, we developed the Choice line of underbar to compare more directly with Perlick, while still distinguishing itself with the following set of superior features:
See also Bar Fabrication
With Glastender Modular Bar Die, underbar equipment is mounted and supported on the bar die instead of having legs and simply being pushed up against a millwork bar die. The result on the bartender side is a beautiful and innovative line-up that is sealed to the floor and is all stainless steel.
Modular Bar Die eliminates the need for underbar leg sets and provides a chase-way for soda, beer, electrical, and plumbing lines.
Millwork bar top and front finishing panels are supplied by your mill-worker.
Glastender offers the industry's largest variety of Bar Refrigeration and accessories to provide you with tailor-made solutions. Available in a variety of sizes for reach-in or slide top applications and for cooling and frosting. The reach-in models are available with shelves, drawers, or keg racks and with a variety of door finishes and top styles. The durable cabinets and efficient refrigeration systems are designed to withstand years of commercial use.
Space maximizing refrigeration - Glastender’s new line of space-maximizing coolers and frosters offer increased capacity and functionality not normally found in a compact footprint.
Slide Top Coolers and Frosters are 24" deep and are available in a variety of lengths. All models include a stainless steel interior with exterior finish options of black vinyl-clad or stainless steel.
Glastender manufactures and diverse line of highly configurable kitchen fabrication products providing you with tailor-made solutions.
Modular Beverage Stations are configured and manufactured to your specific requirements. A complete line up is designed by selecting from the top options and then specifying the module types and sizes to mount below the top. Stations ship complete in lengths up to 144".
Work Tables are all stainless steel including reinforcement channels and are available in depths from 18ʺ to 36ʺ and lengths from 18ʺ to 144ʺ in one-half inch increments.
Compartment Sinks are all stainless steel and available with one, two, three or four fabricated compartments and optional drainboards. Available in depths from 24ʺ to 36ʺ and lengths from 24ʺ to 144ʺ one-half inch increments.
Dish Cabinets are all stainless steel including fixed mid-shelf and reinforcement channels. Available in lengths from 36ʺ to 108ʺ in one-half inch increments.
Soiled and Clean Dish Tables are all stainless steel and highly configurable with a variety of top and base options.
Wall-Mount Shelves are all stainless steel including support brackets. Available in lengths from 24ʺ to 144ʺ in one-half inch increments.
Glastender manufactures and variety of specialty kitchen refrigeration products to provide solutions for niche applications.
Undercounter Coolers are 24" deep and available in a variety of lengths and finishes.
Lettuce Crispers are 24" wide and have a chute with flip-up door for easy access to shredded lettuce. Available for wall-mount or countertop applications.
Wall-Mount Coolers are 24" wide and 18" deep and available for wall-mount or countertop applications.
Countertop Merchandisers are 24" wide and 22" deep and include doors on the front and back for ease of use and restocking.
Drop-In Ice Cream Freezers hold ice cream at dipping temperature and are available for one or two 3-gallon tubs with an optional integrated, seamless-welded dipper well.
Mobile Ice Cream Freezers hold two 3-gallon tubs at dipping temperature and include casters and a stainless steel interior and exterior.
Remote draft beer and wine dispensing systems are an excellent way to enhance the profitability of your bar operation. Just as the brewery takes great care to brew, store and distribute kegs of draft beer to your establishment, you need a remote system that will dispense your draft beer properly and help maintain brewery freshness.
Draft wine dispensing is similar to beer dispensing, except that wine cannot come into contact with the chrome plated brass hardware that some manufacturers use for their dispensing faucets. Glastender manufactured beer towers come standard with 304 series stainless steel faucets and shanks, ensuring proper handling of wine.
Each Glastender remote draft beer & wine system is individually engineered at the factory and our experienced Glastender authorized installers are there to ensure your system works properly.
Direct draw beer and wine dispensing is also an option by converting one of our bar profile coolers from shelf storage to keg storage. Appropriate coolers are identified with the “Draft Compatible” logo in the bar refrigeration section of our Product Directory & Price List.
Our inside sales staff is ready to design your next draft beverage system. You can reach them at 800-748-0423 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expand your wine-by-the-glass service and increase revenue with the Glastender Vinfinity® Wine Preservation System. Its patented technology removes 95% of the air in any open bottle in less than two seconds, protecting wine flavor after every pour to minimize waste and maximize profit.
The Glastender Vinfinity® central vacuum unit comes in a vertical (CVU-V) or horizontal (CVU-H, shown) module that is conveniently located inside a cabinet within your underbar layout.
Glastender's Bottle Disintegration System increases your cash flow by decreasing your trash flow. The unit can reduce the volume of bottles by up to 85%, lowering your disposal fees.
Our product brochures are available online in pdf format. Adobe Reader is required to view the files.
Product specification sheets (spec sheets) are available online in pdf format.
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GW24 Rotary Glasswasher and GWS66 Glasswashing Station
GT-18 Rotary Rack Glasswashers and Accessories
GT-24 & GT-30 Rotary Conveyor Glasswashers and Accessories
Cocktail Station Details & Accessories
All Underbar Spec Sheets - excluding Choice Underbar Spec Sheets
Slide Top Coolers
Backbar Storage Units
Related Products and Accessories
Underbar and Back Bar Cooler Details
All Beer Dispensing System Spec Sheets - excluding Decorative Towers
Remote Beer Line Chillers
Beer Towers - Glastender Manufactured
Beer Towers - Decorative
Our most current Operation Manuals and Parts Directories may be downloaded by following the links below. Some files are in excess of 1 megabyte and may take some time to access depending on your device configuration. If you experience any trouble opening these files, please contact us.
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Whether you are working on a new installation or remodeling an existing location, we can assist you in developing a bar design that is just right for you. Our design services are free - just forward us a sketch of your bar and a basic list of requirements. Contact our sales department via fax at 989.752.4444 or via email at email@example.com.
AutoCAD® files are welcome. If you are interested in taking a more hands-on approach to designing your bar, download the 1/4" scale graph paper below. The graph paper allows you to easily keep items to scale while drawing your bar by hand.
You may also download our AutoCAD® equipment files from the KCL Library - glastender.kclcad.com.
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Current Job Openings
Compensation and personal satisfaction gained from doing a job well are only some of the reasons people work. Most likely, many other factors count among your reasons for working - pleasant relationships and working conditions, career development and promotion opportunities, and health benefits are just a few. Glastender, Inc. is committed to doing its part to assure employees of a satisfying work experience.
Glastender, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. This is reflected in all our practices and policies regarding hiring, training, promotions, transfers, and compensation. All matters relating to employment are based upon ability to perform the job as well as dependability and reliability once hired.
The most frequent job openings are within our production department. These positions include:
We have found that our production positions provide employees with a great springboard for future positions within the company. Developing a strong, first-hand knowledge of our equipment makes our other positions much easier to master.
Glastender, Inc. is a team-based organization seeking employees interested in working in a goal-oriented environment which actively involves employees with growing the company through continuous improvement activities
Our benefits include competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and tuition reimbursement to name a few.
Current Job Openings
To contact Glastender Human Resources Department:
Human Resources Department
5400 North Michigan
Saginaw, MI 48604-9780
989.752.4275 or 800.748.0423, ext. 110 or ext. 112
Glastender, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity for everyone regardless of age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religious persuasion, height, weight, marital status, political belief, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions.
Manufacturing creative solutions by doing it first or doing it better.
Headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan, USA, Glastender, Inc. was established in 1969 when our founder and CEO, Jon D. Hall invented the world’s first automatic rotary glasswasher.
The cutting-edge glasswasher design saved space and eliminated wasted steps for bartenders.
The second automatic rotary glasswasher sold was incorporated into a pass-thru cocktail station. The innovative station design allowed bartenders and servers to work as a team, doubling bartender output.
Jon pioneered a sense of creativity, flexibility, and feature focus that continues to be ingrained in the culture of our family business to this day. Our enthusiasm for developing new products to meet customer needs has contributed to the tremendous expansion of our product line. We now manufacture a complete line of quality bar equipment and several specialty food service products.
In 1979 Jay H. Kegerreis joined Glastender, Inc. as a corporate investor and Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. He provided the company with much needed expertise in business, sales, and finance. Along with Jon’s talent for creative design, they formed the perfect alliance that became the backbone of Glastender’s success and continued growth. When Jay Kegerreis passed away in January 1998, Jon D. Hall, Sr. resumed sole ownership of the company.
From our humble beginnings in a 15,000 square foot building, we have expanded our factory five times. Completed in December of 2009, our most recent expansion brought us to over 189,000 square feet under one roof.
In addition to expanding the physical size of our factory, we have continued to invest in state-of-the-art equipment. A key element in the quality of our products and our efficiency in manufacturing is the utilization of leading-edge automated sheet metal processing equipment.
We invest in our employees as well, providing training and often promoting from within. Our partnership with our employees includes our introduction of open book management in early 2009, allowing all of our employees to have an understanding of our company and how they contribute to our success. Employees see weekly results of the company performance and have a financial interest in the outcome.
We focus on flexibility, having the largest number of bar products in the industry. In addition, we are able to make custom units to serve special needs.
We pay attention to the details. Each piece of equipment is engineered with features that enhance your efficiency, ease your maintenance, and prolong the life of your investment.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then our competition is saying great things about us. Our attention to detail and focus on efficiency has lead to many innovative firsts that have been replicated by others in the industry. Several of our designs have even become the industry standard. Examples are as follows:
Not only are we a world class manufacturer, we are also experts in bar design. Our dedicated and experienced sales team works closely with the customer to create efficient bar designs, improving their chances of success.
Our designs are based on function. We work with you from conception to realization. We ask the right questions to determine your needs and design the most productive layout possible. Our bar designs combined with our incredible product features give you the most efficient and easy to maintain bar possible.
Big enough to handle your needs, yet small enough to listen
As we are one of the largest bar equipment manufacturers in the world, we have the resources necessary to meet your needs. At the same time, we are a specialty manufacturer. We are still small enough to listen and respond to your special requests. Almost all of our production is made to order, allowing us to pay attention to the details.
The flexibility you want. The features you need. Glastender. Expect more.
Jon Hall always encouraged the involvement of his family and each of his five children have worked in the business at one time or another. Currently, son Todd Hall (President), daughter Kim Norris (Vice President of Administration) and son-in-law Mark Norris (Vice President of Operations) handle all of the business operations, which allows Jon to focus on his true passion of designing new products.
From left to right, Jon Hall (CEO), Todd Hall (President), Kim Norris (VP of Admin), and Mark Norris (VP of Operations)
Jon Hall joins his father, William, in the company business Equipment Distributing Company, a dealer focusing on distributing and leasing Kold-Draft® ice machines.
Jon attends his first National Restaurant Association Show.
Jon invents the world’s first ice dispenser.
Jon invents the world’s first automatic rotary glasswasher which is called a “Glastender”. The name Glastender becomes a new business venture.
Moved from original leased factory in downtown Saginaw to our current location in Kochville Township by purchasing a 12,400 square foot facility on Agricola Drive.
Started offering stainless steel underbar.
Jay H. Kegerreis joined Glastender, Inc. as a corporate investor and Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. He provided the company with much needed expertise in business, sales, and finance.
First expansion, adding 4,600 square feet for a total of 17,000. Also purchased our first Strippit rotary turret punch machine.
Purchased the assets of Cooler Corporation of America, a Florida manufacturing company specializing in keg coolers, which marks our entry into the bar refrigeration category.
Started using AutoCAD symbols to create bar layouts.
Sold our first modular bar die job.
Started selling the GT-18 glasswasher, an 18” wide door-type rotary.
Second expansion, consisting of 24,000 feet for a total of 41,000. Also purchased our second Strippit rotary turret punch machine.
Our first mobile design center begins touring the country.
Third expansion, adding 60,000 square feet for a total of 101,000. Also purchased our first Salvagnini flexible manufacturing system.
Started providing remote draft beer systems by purchasing the remote beverage equipment line from Habco, Inc. of Toronto, Canada.
Jay Kegerreis passed away prematurely in January.
Purchased Salvagnini robotic panel bender and a second flexible manufacturing system.
Sold our first bar package in India to the Imperial Hotel in Delhi.
Sillem automatic welding and sanding machines were added to production to automatically weld sink bowls into work surfaces.
Fourth expansion, adding 24,000 square foot two-story office building, for a total of 125,000 square feet. Now occupy the corner of Michigan Road and Agricola Drive, changing our address to 5400 North Michigan Road.
Added a Mazak Laser and Haas milling machine.
Released our end-wall refrigerated back bar coolers that move the evaporator out of the main cabinet, increasing storage capacity by up to 48 more bottles.
Released our completely redesigned underbar line with one-piece seamless tops and camlocks to join adjacent backsplashes, among other exclusive features.
Purchased a robotic welder and released our 16 gauge stainless steel fabricated three and four compartment sink bowls that are 2.9 times as thick as our competitors 20 gauge drawn bowls.
Todd Hall named President in August.
Fifth expansion begins, adding 64,000 square feet for a total of 189,000. Also purchased our Salvagnini MV sheet metal storage and retrieval system, Salvagnini L2 laser, and SteelMaster deburring system.
Began complete open book management operating style.
Jon attends his 50th consecutive National Restaurant Association show in a row.
Redefined the rotary glasswasher market by releasing our all new GW24 Glasswasher, which used up to 59% less water and 87% less energy than common industry rotary glasswashers.
Introduced our Glastender Bottle Disintegration System which lowers disposal fees by reducing the volume of glass bottles by as much as 85%.
Introduced the new Choice by Glastender underbar line designed to compare more directly with the industry standard, while still distinguishing itself with many superior features.
Introduced our Mixology Units with a compact design to provide the extra features necessary to efficiently create craft cocktails in a minimum amount of space.
Introduced the Vinfinity Wine Preservation System with its patented technology of removing 95% of the air in any open bottle in less than two seconds, protecting wine flavor after every pour to minimize waste and maximize profit.