April 21, 2020

AQ Adds New Product Categories as Manufacturers Shift Focus


As manufacturers continue to adapt their operations amidst the COVID-19 crisis, AQ has added key search terms and new product categories so it's easier to locate current in-demand products in AQ. In addition to new categories like safety shieldsAQ subscribers can search AQ using keywords like COVID-19Coronavirus”, and Personal Protective Equipment” (or “PPE”) to find these products – and the manufacturers listing these items – easily in AQ.  


  • Forehead Thermometer
  • Safety Mask
  • Safety Shield 


Other products in high demand right now can also be found listed in the following AQ categories:

  • Disposable Gloves 
  • Disposable Take Out Containers 
  • Food Carriers and Pizza Delivery Bags 
  • Hand Sanitizer Dispensers


Many of AQ’s manufacturers have quickly shifted their operations to increase production of in-demand products as the restaurant industry has turned to takeout and delivery services. Others are focused on increasing production of medical equipment and supplies as hospitals and health care providers face shortages on critical itemsAQ listing manufacturer Sterno recently announced it has adapted its Northwest Indiana and Memphis facilities to focus on the production of cotton masks and hand sanitizer to support the medical community 

AQ manufacturers Carlisle, Cal-Mil and Bon Chef recently added cash register safety shields to their product lines, all of whom can be found listed in AQ. 

“At Bon Chef, our goal is to aid the reemergence of the restaurant, buffet and hospitality industries. We have been taking suggestions from our partners and are creating products that instill confidence and add protection to dining guests. We have been expanding our product lines with Health Safety Shields, Buffet Sneeze Guards and Touchless Glove Dispensers that feature clear and sleek designs that are both convenient and practical. We want guests and employees to be safe while not subtracting from the experiences establishments are known to provide.” 

Sal Torre – President of Bon Chef, Inc. 



We continue to see and hear stories about companies going the extra mile to provide support to the FES industry, their employees, and communities as we traverse this unprecedented time. Are you working with an AQ manufacturer, dealer or rep making an extraordinary effort right now? We would love to feature them in an upcoming blog and social post. Contact us at marketing@aq-fes.com and let’s share the good together. 

Related Links: AQ Adds New Search Capabilities

Juleen Ayres - Sr. Marketing Manager

Juleen Ayres is a Sr. Marketing Manager at Revalize, AQ's parent company. She joined the team in 2016 with more than 15 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing. Juleen is responsible for keeping our customers educated and informed about AQ's solutions, services, and events.

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