SEATTLE, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DripCatch, Inc. announced today that it received U.S. utility patent No. 9,173,543 B2 for its innovative, snap-on, glass rack basin. The proprietary product, aptly named "DripCatch," is a multi-purpose, labor saving, and slip & fall solution for anyone using traditional glass racks in the food & beverage industry.
Participants in DripCatch pilot programs, designed to test product effectiveness, include the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, select Seattle area Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inns and Fairmont hotels. Participating restaurants include select Red Robin, Applebee's, T.G.I. Friday's and Seattle favorites, Daniel's Broiler and Ivar's. James Beard award winners, Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau were early DripCatch enthusiasts and utilize the device in their restaurants and catering services.
According to Dan Reid, F&B Director at Seattle Marriott Waterfront and recipient of Marriott Intl.'s first ever "Management Proactive Safety Award," for implementing DripCatch in the hotel's food and beverage operations, "DripCatch is not only helpful in reducing the amount of water that hits our floors but it's a convenience and time-saving device for our banquet preparations. We intend on implementing DripCatch throughout the hotel."
A short video describing the uses and benefits of DripCatch is available by clicking the "See DripCatch in Action" button on the Company's home page at: www.DripCatch.com
When business student Alexandra Abraham slipped on a wet hotel kitchen floor while catering an event, she resolved to fix the problem for commercial kitchens everywhere. Taking a leave from Seattle University's Albers School of Business, Alexandra designed, patented and prototyped a product that would prevent excess water from leaking or spilling from glass racks. Now in production at Cashmere Molding, a green manufacturing plant in Woodinville, WA, DripCatch™ is being hailed as an effective and affordable way to dramatically reduce the number of slip-and-fall incidents. DripCatch units are fully compatible with nearly all glass racks and dollies used in the food & beverage industry. Alexandra was selected by Forbes as one of nine "All Star Student Entrepreneurs for 2012." The online version of the Forbes article can be found at: http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/0801_college-entrepreneurs-abraham.html
Disclaimer: The hotels and restaurants named in this press release are not involved in the manufacture, distribution or sales of DripCatch products. Their participation in the DripCatch pilot program(s) should not be considered an endorsement of, or commitment to purchase, any DripCatch products.
DripCatch is an exclusive trademark of DripCatch, Inc.
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