Housewares Executive 2014 Innovation Award

Clipper Corporation Wins Silver in Housewares Executive 2014 Innovation Awards

Global Distributor and Supplier Recognized for Launch of Viking Cookware by Renowned Publication

Clipper Corporation, the leading manufacturer and distributer of the Viking Culinary® collection, has been awarded Silver in Housewares Executive 2014 Innovation Awards, highlighting the new Professional 5-ply series in the “Stainless Steel Cookware” category.

The Viking Culinary® Professional 5-ply series has gained tremendous recognition for its exclusive multi-ply construction. Featuring five layers of stainless steel and aluminum alloys, this unique design ensures maximum heat transfer and reduces energy usage to deliver superior cooking performance. Each layer of metal is carefully selected for optimum performance and efficiency. The ergonomically friendly, double-riveted handles allow for better balance, making it easy to hold and maneuver while the stay-cool vent design provides maximum comfort and secure handling. Viking Culinary® Professional 5-ply series provides an elegant satin finish with a contemporary look. Specially handcrafted in the United States and with high-quality 18/10 high-grade stainless steel, this cookware also is complete with an aluminum core that transfers heat evenly through both the bottom and sides of the pan, maximizing the utility of all of the cooking surfaces. Each cookware item is suitable for most cooking surfaces including gas, electric, halogen, ceramic and induction.

“We pride ourselves on providing commercial grade quality for in-home use, which is why we are honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Jeff Malkasian, Executive Vice President of Clipper Corporation. “This award brings more awareness to our innovative design and encourages us to be on the forefront of the kitchenware industry.”

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About Clipper Corporation

Founded in 1994 by award-winning entrepreneur Lina Hu, Clipper Corporation is recognized as a leading global distributor and supplier of professional kitchen accessories and restaurant supplies for national and global chains, including Capital Grille, Denny’s, Yum Brands, Darden Restaurants, UPS, California Pizza Kitchen, TGI Fridays, among others.

In 2014, Viking – the manufacturer and marketer of premier kitchen appliances worldwide – chose Clipper Corporation to develop and launch this top-tier kitchenware program under an exclusive licensing agreement. Clipper is the sole manufacturer and distributer of the new Viking Culinary collection, with the ultimate goal of maintaining the image and quality that the world has come to associate with the Viking brand. The Viking Culinary collection encompasses cookware, cutlery, tableware, barbecue tools, cutting boards and other non-electric kitchenware.

About Viking

Viking Range, LLC originated ultra-premium commercial-type appliances for residential use, creating a whole new category of home appliances. Committed to innovative product design, unrivaled performance and peerless quality.

Viking is headquartered in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a subsidiary of The Middleby Corporation, a long-time leader in commercial kitchen technology. Viking appliances are recognized globally as the foremost brand in the high-end appliance industry and are sold through a network of premium appliance distributors and dealers worldwide.