About Welbilt

The Delfield Company was founded in a small building on Detroit's east side in 1949 by Paul DeLorenzo and Thomas Springfield. The company name was derived from the "Del" in DeLorenzo and the "field" in Springfield.

In early 1969, a second manufacturing plant was opened in Cadillac, Michigan. About the same time, Springfield sold his portion of the business to DeLorenzo, and the company was acquired by Clark Equipment.
In 1971, a Mt. Pleasant, Michigan plant was opened and the general offices were relocated from Detroit to Mt. Pleasant.
The Detroit location was closed in 1974, and in 1976 Delfield was purchased by Alco Standard Corporation.
In 1985, the Cadillac, Michigan plant was closed and a new plant was opened in Covington, Tennessee.
In August of 1990, Alco announced the divestiture of their foodservice companies, and The Delfield Company was purchased by members of the Delfield management team and an investor group led by Onex Corporation and The Diggs Group.
Four years later, in May of 1994, The Delfield Company was acquired by Scotsman Industries.
August of 1999, Delfield became part of the Welbilt Group of Companies through the acquisition of Scotsman Industries by Berisford PLC.
June 2000, Berisford changed its name to Enodis PLC.
October 2008, Delfield became part of Manitowoc Foodservice through the acquistion of Enodis PLC by The Manitowoc Company and currently remains a leader in the foodservice equipment industry.
February 6, 2017 Manitowoc Foodservice rebranded the company to its brand identity Welbilt, Inc.
Today, Delfield as part of Welbilt, Inc., is one of the largest custom stainless steel refrigeration equipment manufacturers in the world.


Engineering Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 Manitowoc, WI
“I really enjoyed the diversity of the tests and projects that I worked on. Being able to work on a large overarching project for the majority of the summer and develop reports for the work felt very fulfilling. Assisting other engineers with smaller testing helped to stay busy and learn about multiple components of the machinery. All of this combined to have a holistic experience and broaden my understanding of what an engineering team does.”

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June 2019 - August 2019 Manitowoc, WI
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