The concept of The Shortening Shuttle® began with a man and his wife cleaning restaurants, which included removing excess cooking oil from fryers. They were continually burning themselves as they transported the waste hot oil. They knew there had to be a better way.
Donper USA started over 15 years ago, supplying North America with our soft serve and frozen drink machines. Today, president Alex Nolte seeks to continue the expansion of the company, which provides nationwide technical support and warranty service for our internationally recognized equipment.
Bottoms Up started 10 years ago in a garage in Aberdeen, WA after our founder and CEO, Josh Springer, found himself constantly waiting to get a drink at the bar instead of actually enjoying the bar.
We’re a family-owned business that got its start with the development and introduction of the industry’s first four-ounce popcorn machine in 1979. Since then Paragon has grown to be an industry market leader and delivers new innovative products like the market’s finest popcorn, cotton candy, snow cone and food warming machines.