It is with a heavy heart that we report the untimely passing of industry icon, Ira Kaplan.

Ira spent his last moments at home with family after a four year battle with lung cancer.

Memorial services start at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 20th at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton Street, Sharon Massachusetts. Paying of respects to follow at the Temple until 5:00 PM.


After a particularly busy week of trade-shows and industry meetings, capped by the very sad news of Ira’s passing, it is appropriate that we pause and give thanks.

Assessing all that we have to be grateful for is an exercise that is all too often forgotten.

Please have a safe and joyous holiday.



  • Advance Tabco: January 1st, 2017
  • Alluserv: December 1st, 2016
  • Blodgett: January 1st, 2017
  • Carter-Hoffmann: January 1st, 2017
  • Continental Refrigerator: January 1st, 2017
  • Geneva: December 1st, 2016
  • Lakeside: December 1st, 2016
  • Market Forge: January 1st, 2017
  • Natura Water: October 7th, 2016
  • Server Products: March 1st, 2017
  • Univex: January 1st, 2017
  • Villeroy & Boch: February 1st, 2017

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