About Duke - Duke Manufacturing

About Duke

Welcome to Duke Manufacturing!

Duke Manufacturing has been an industry leader in food service equipment since 1925. For nearly 100 years our customers have come to count on our team of creative, problem-solving specialists for unmatched customer experience and equipment that helps them be more successful.

In addition to the highest quality standards, our products are purpose built with your applications in mind. Our team is here to listen to your challenges and develop solutions that address your pain and support your goals.

Duke’s success started with a single steamtable and the determination to be a “solutions provider” to the industry. With hard work, quality fabrication, innovation and a customer success focus, Duke has grown into an industry leader and cemented a reputation as Your Solutions Partner.

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Duke is a global organization with the reach to support customers across the world. We have three domestic manufacturing sites totaling 675,000 sqft; two ISO certified locations in Sedalia, MO, and a custom fabrication facility in Houston, TX. We have three distribution centers in Sedalia, MO, Prague, Czech Republic, and Shanghai China. The Duke Software Development Center is located in the Philippines. We have sales and service satellite offices in all world regions. Rounding out all these locations is a global network of trained and authorized service agents.


Purpose & Vision


Our purpose is to Nourish Our World, including our customers, team members and their families, suppliers, business partners and the communities that we live in.

Our vision is to become the preferred provider of integrated solutions in the heart of foodservice operations. We will accomplish this through a focus on customer experience, living our Your Solutions Partner brand promise, in addition to focusing on compelling product platforms in the Serving, Holding and Food Production categories.

Corporate Responsibility

Duke has always been a progressive manufacturer with an eye on management of resources both manufactured and natural.

Over the years Duke has adopted many standard processes and developed a few of our own, with the overall intention to support sustainable manufacturing.

Sustainability & Stewardship

Duke is a family-owned, family-led business. While we have been in business for nearly 100 years, we are focused on the future of our organization and improving the industry we serve. We believe that our business has impact on our customers, our employees, and the community in which we operate. Our obligation is to be honest and fair, to be a leader, to strive for continuous improvement, and to be prepared for the future.

We also recognize that as a manufacturer, we have a responsibility to produce quality products that will perform admirably in the field and meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. As a USA-based company with global operations, our goal is to always exhibit the very highest of regard and professionalism to our customers, the public, and the environment worldwide. As a good corporate steward, our intentions are to produce quality products while minimizing our impact on the environment. Throughout our network, we take great strides and measures to reduce the amount of energy we use, we recycle unused materials, and we utilize renewable resources wherever possible. While we are always learning and adopting new practices, we recognize that this is an on-going process.

Associations & Affiliations

Industry Associations
• NAFEM – www.nafem.org
• School Nutrition Association – www.schoolnutrition.org
• MAFSI – www.mafsi.org
• NACUFS – www.nacufs.org

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