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755 County Road 18 South Princeton, MN 55371


Meet the team

Marty Tucs and his Food Process Equipment Team have earned a reputation over 30+ years for developing very innovative solutions to difficult food processing problems. With a 80,000 square foot production plant located in Princeton, Minnesota, TUCS Equipment Inc. can meet the equipment needs of food processors worldwide.

We have solved difficult cooking, chilling, packaging and product handling problems for huge multi-company world-brand processors AND for small regional packers and specialty processors.

In 1985 Marty Tucs started TUCS Equipment with a focus on volumetric piston pumps. Customer requests led to the creation of form fill seal packaging machines in 1991, followed by high-volume linear chillers, pack tanks and kettles for industrial food processors.

In 2004, TUCS began designing a Cook-Chill product line specifically for the food service industry and by 2008, Tucs Equipment had outgrown their manufacturing facility and moved into their 80,000 SF operation in Princeton, MN.

What will the next 30 years bring? Let’s find out.

“When I was asked to give this testimonial, I became very excited. Using Tucs equipment as a chef for Foodservice Partners of New York has been a joy. Tucs equipment has helped me and my team to produced 26,500 meals daily within a 5-day timeframe. It’s effective, durable and reliable. As the newly appointed General Manager for Foodservice Partners of New York, working directly with the Tucs team is an added bonus. They are professional and always willing to teach about their equipment. Tucs is supportive and always helpful when it comes to what to do and how to do things with their equipment. From a 200 gallon kettle to a 200 gallon chill tank or the hot form fill bagger. No matter what it is Tucs has always been supportive of all of their clients. Tucs equipment is more than just a vendor, they're family."

Charles L. Smith, General Manager
Foodservice Partners of New York

We solve difficult cooking, chilling, packaging and product handling problems for foodservice central kitchens and for small regional packers and specialty processors. Put us to the test. Call today!

TUCS at a glance

TUCS Equipment in over 25 states and 5 countries
35 Employees
Over 1,000,000 meals served
Highest satisfaction rating

Our Staff

Marty Tucs

Chief Executive Officer / Industrial Process
After years of working as a general contractor building food processing plants and central kitchens Marty Tucs realized there was a huge need for versatile, simple and operator friendly cook-chill and packaging equipment for the food processing and food service industry, so in 1985 founded Tucs Equipment, Inc.

With Tucs Equipment under way Marty was able to developed the ideas he had into reality, that is how he designed a very simple manual pump fill station to be able to bag product with particle into pre-manufactured bags, later came a very affordable automated form fill and seal machine that companies would be able to purchase without being tied to expensive film contracts.

Marty Tucs mission is to manufacture well-built equipment taking into account feedback from existent customers when improvements are required and his optimal goal will always be to provide affordable cook-chill and packaging solutions for the food service industry.

Ricardo Abbott

Director of Food Service Operations
Ricardo Abbott, has been in the food & beverage business since 1980. He moved to Tampa, FL after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi and culinary school and worked in different management positions at several hotels and 2 great local landmark restaurants.

In 1995 started working for Aramark-Food Service with stops in Chicago and Minneapolis. In 2002 became Operations Manager and Executive Chef at the Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary and Wellness Services, position that held until 2015 when he moved to work at Tucs Equipment.

Ricardo brings 30-plus years of food service operations and cook chill experience to Tucs.
Alice Pollard

Alice Pollard, RDN

Director of Sales, Western Region
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Alice Pollard is an accomplished Food, Nutrition and Hospitality professional with leadership and consulting experience in multi-department operations, including complex cook-chill commissary operations, HACCP, advanced preparation, and foodservice equipment sales.

Alice’s career path began in retail operations for Stouffer’s in NYC. Moving west to Ohio and subsequently Arizona led to healthcare and corrections leadership positions. This also initiated her 30+ year Cook-Chill operations experience as well as consulting and food production equipment sales. Alice brings her comprehensive operations and training expertise to Tucs Equipment customers.
Engineering at Tucs

CAD Engineering Team

Tom Affeldt, Foodservice CAD Engineer
Technical CAD engineer focusing on TUCS Foodservice Products.

Bruce Axtell

Systems Control Engineer
Bruce is responsible for designing the electrical control panels for all Tucs equipment to include Ethernet and wireless remote diagnostic capabilities.
Mike Schramke

Mike Schramke

Service Manager
Mike is responsible for making sure service issues in the field are resolved quickly and accurately.
Customer Service

Customer Service Team

Kelly Bakker
Our friendly and knowledgable customer service team is standing by to help.

Finance Team

Kevin Stanton, CFO
Kevin Stanton and Lori Hansen

Parts & Shipping

Laura Wolkerstorfer & Theresa Christiansen
Our friendly and knowledgable customer service team is standing by to help. Meet Laura Wolkerstorfer and Theresa Christensen.

Mini-50G/100G Cook-Chill System

The perfect solution for small restaurant chains & school satellite kitchens.