Conway Import Co. Inc., owned and operated by the same family for four generations, manufactures the highest quality salad dressings and sauces for the finest hotels, airlines, cruise lines and restaurants internationally. Conway's history dates back to the early 1900's when the Heineman brothers began to deal in gourmet meats and poultry. Conway's founder, Albert P. Heineman, started working full time with his father "Ike" at the age of 13. Sometime later, Mr. Conway approached the Heineman's to invest in his vegetable oil business. Ike Heineman subsequently bought out Mr. Conway, keeping the Conway name, and began importing oil from France and the Philippines. Conway entered the mayonnaise business through the persistence and help of a hotel chef. He encouraged Conway to make a fine mayonnaise using only the yolk. Soon Conway received requests from other hotel and restaurant Chefs asking them to manufacture their dressings. From there, Conway began developing its own dressings, as well as making recipes provided by Chefs and Chain Accounts.
Conway is proud to say that it uses no fillers in its product line. Conway uses oil levels that are higher than the government standards. These levels give the dressings a smooth texture and enable the dressing to cling well to the salad.
Conway has a strict code on the quality of spices and raw materials it receives for production. Variations in any one spice can affect a dressing. Conway follows strict guidelines on all spices, resulting in extremely consistent products.
Consistency is important to any successful foodservice operation. Conway guarantees that dressing served in a hotel in Boston will be the same as in Seattle. Conway strives for, and achieves, this consistency.
Conway's distribution is extensive. Conway Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise are manufactured in a 60,000 square foot facility in Franklin Park, Illinois. utilizing five modernized production lines. Conway also has specialized packaging lines, including 1 oz. and 1 1/2 oz. portion cups and a 1/3 gallon bag in box for condiment dispensers. The products are then shipped to either one of Conway's distribution centers. The first distribution center is in Elmsford, New York and services the East Coast, as well as Iceland and Bermuda. The second center is located in San Jose, California and distributes to the West Coast and Hawaii. The Franklin Park office also ships directly to many of Conway's 250 plus distributors nationwide. Conway products are found in Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands through these distributors.
Conway currently manufactures over 370 dressings and sauces from a standard French dressing to new and contemporary specialty Asian, Wine, Southwest and Champagne dressings. Fat free, Kosher and MSG-Free dressings are also available.
Conway will continue to be the leader and the innovative force in the foodservice dressing & sauces industry.