Follett Corporation is a privately held company that manufactures nuggett ice makers for the healthcare, foodservice, hospitality, and supermarket industries as well as refrigerators for the medical industry. Headquartered in Easton, Pennsylvania, the company operates three manufacturing facilities in Easton, Bethlehem and Gdansk, Poland.
In 1948, following World War II, Roy Follett saw an opportunity to fill a need in ice storage. He founded Follett Corporation to "supply ice storage bins to meet the needs of the exploding foodservice industry," according to Thomas R. Cutler.
Today, Follett remains a family run business. Follett milestones include:1948 - Founded by Roy Follett in Garden City, New York
1954 - Don Follett took over the company
1967 - A new manufacturing plant opened in Easton, Pennsylvania
1994 - Steve Follett, Roy Follet's grandson, assumed the CEO role
2005 - A new manufacturing facility opens in Gdansk, Poland
2015 - A new manufacturing facility opens in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Today, Follett Corporation still builds ice storage and transport systems, ice and water dispensers, ice and beverage dispensers, and medical-grade refrigerators and freezers for foodservice and healthcare markets. Follett products can be found in hospitals, restaurants, Major League Baseball stadiums and casinos around the country, as well as in the Beijing Winter Olympics stadium.