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December 15, 2017

Friends and Valued Clients:

I am pleased to share with you the news that Singer Equipment has acquired the foodservice equipment distribution business of Facilities Services, Inc. (FSI), located here in Annapolis, Maryland. I started FSI in 2003 and with your support we have become a nationally recognized dealer specializing in commercial food service equipment, engineering, stainless fabrication, logistics, and project fulfillment to the hospitality and lodging industries.

I will continue as the executive leading this new division, which will operate as FSI, a Division of Singer MD, LLC. I will report to Rod White, President of Ashland Equipment, a Division of Singer MD, LLC. The Ashland Team will provide us with the infrastructure and additional resources to grow with you and take our business to the next level.

You will continue to work with me and my strong teammates, Richard Blessing, George Elliott, Kenneth Wilson, and David Umlauf who, bolstered by the additional resources now available from Singer MD, LLC., will continue to provide the superior level of service you deserve and have grown to expect from FSI.

This acquisition gives FSI the increased resources to expand both regionally and nationally. Singer Equipment Company is currently the sixth largest foodservice equipment dealer in the United States, and the leading foodservice equipment dealer in the mid-Atlantic market. Singer also provides nationwide service to chain restaurants, hotels and contract feeders. Singer now has over 500 employees, 350,000 square feet of warehousing, and a fleet of over 60 trucks in the mid-Atlantic market alone.

Singer also provides a complete offering of foodservice disposables, kitchen supplies, tabletop items and janitorial supplies and our team looks forward to introducing you to Singer’s distribution offering. I know it will only enhance our relationship and our ability to be a more complete solution to you.

Our entire team is profoundly appreciative of your business and the trust you put into our company every day. We could not have reached such success without your past support and we pledge to you that we will exceed your expectations into the future as we embark on this exciting new chapter of our growth.

Thank you.

P. Kevin Richards
Facilities Services, Inc.