About Spaceman Company
It all started for Spaceman Company in 1991. A group of aerospace industry experts decided to utilize their knowledge of precision machinery to begin a business dedicated to the designing, developing, manufacturing, and distributing of high quality soft serve frozen yogurt machines and commercial ice cream machines. Over the course of 20 years, the company grew and expanded into one of the largest and most successful manufacturers of soft serve machines to frozen yogurt franchises around the world. Today, Spaceman is highly regarded. It is world-renowned for its top-notch quality, ethical standards, customer service, continuous innovation and improvement, environmental consciousness, mechanical safety of its products, and its highly competitive prices.
About Forte Supply
Forte Supply is one of the world’s leading providers of frozen yogurt machines and soft serve ice cream machines. It is considered one of the most successful pioneers of the frozen yogurt industry. Forte Supply is dedicated to helping frozen yogurt franchise owners to succeed and thrive. The company does this by offering frozen yogurt machines and soft serve ice cream machines to both aspiring and established business owners for the most reasonable cost possible. Forte Supply is unique in that the company is both dedicated and determined to help small business owners get their frozen yogurt and soft serve ice cream shops off the ground by offering unparalleled guidance and support. Forte Supply exists to help the entire frozen yogurt industry continue its path towards exponential growth.
About Forte’s Partnership With Spaceman
In 1995, Mr. Monte Rice, who is currently the President of America’s Classic Foods, LLC and formerly the President of Spaceman International USA, Inc. representing his line of soft serve ice cream at a trade show in Shanghai. While there, he came across the Spaceman Company’s line of products. At that time, Mr. Rice had more than 20 years of experience working with ice cream outlets such as Baskin Robbins as well as several soft serve ice cream groups. When Mr. Rice saw the potential in what Spaceman International had to offer at the Shanghai trade show, Mr. Rice began working as a consultant to Spaceman International, helping the company develop its products to meet the standards of the United States’ market.
In 2012, Mr. Rice, together with the owners of Spaceman International – Mr. Dong and his daughter Lingyu Dong – met with Mr. Jeff Resnick, the owner of Forte Supply, at the National Restaurant Association’s trade show in Chicago. During their meeting, they discussed how the two companies could potentially benefit from working with each other.
In 2013, Forte Supply began working with Spaceman Company to manufacture private label equipment used to develop new frozen yogurt and soft serve ice cream machine models that would be marketed in the United States. Later that year, Mr. Resnick visited the Spaceman Company’s corporate office and factory in Shanghai. At this meeting, Mr. Resnick, Mr. Rice, and the rest of the leaders at Spaceman Company decided that Forte Supply should take over the Spaceman USA brand in order to increase sales as well as the brand’s market share. Forte Supply currently has a 20-year contract to sell Spaceman USA products in the United States. Spaceman, LLC is listed under the parent company Forte Supply, LLC.
The partnership between Spaceman USA, which produces high quality, safe, reliable and innovative products, and Forte Supply, which is dedicated to product reliability and unparalleled customer support, has resulted in a Super Power in the frozen yogurt, soft serve & frozen beverage industry that will continue to assist and propel the success of frozen yogurt franchisees and independent store owners across the United States for many years to come.