About Us

Our History

The Shortening Shuttle® Waste Oil Carrier /SDU
was invented by Gary Heissen from Auburn Massachusetts. At the time,  he was operating a restaurant cleaning business and experienced first hand,  the dangers and complexity of waste oil transport.  He set out to design a product which would deal with the  issues of safety, efficiency and ease of use of grease caddies or SDU as they have become known.  Sometime  during 1986-7 The Shortening Shuttle® Waste Oil Carrier  was conceived.

 In 1989, The Shortening Shuttle® Waste Oil Carrier was purchased and patented by David T. Hawley, who was responsible for much of the design refinement and production details.  During that same year, he formed Worcester Industrial Products Corp located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Since then, the restaurant industry has recognized the need for a Shortening Disposal Unit: a high quality, safe, efficient method to remove waste oil from the kitchen.  From modest beginnings, the demand has steadily grown. Today we UPS ship The Shortening Shuttle® Waste Oil Carriers world wide.  

Our Mission
Our mission is to eliminate the headaches, mess, and bucket burn hazards associated with changing HOT waste oil from deep fat fryers. Our goal is to make the job of changing hot waste fryer grease  safe, simple, swift and cost effective. We want to take the hassle out of changing fryer oil.

Entire Full Year Manufacturer's Warranty!

That's right, additional peace of mind. We make The Shortening Shuttle® Waste Oil Carriers out of heavy gauge recycled  Aluminum with continuous welded  seams. You get durability and strength that weighs as little as 24 pounds when empty.  Polycarbonate handles provide a sanitary,  safe way of keeping your hands away from the heat.  (We do recommend wearing proper safety equipment, especially heat resistant gloves, which we also carry.) Also, we designed a special baffle screen, for the "Economy Series", to help prevent back-splashing. And,  if any is defective due to our workmanship we will repair or replace it immediately FREE OF CHARGE during your first year of ownership.

Time is Money $$$

How much time/money do you spend changing your fryer oil  ??? How much does it cost to empty your fryers? For each fryer, it may take three, maybe two trips carrying 300° hot oil - filled buckets or stock pot  to completely empty it. Wow, that would certainly slow me down! With The Shortening Shuttle® Waste Oil Carrier , your SDU,  you'll be able to transport 60 to 95 pounds of oil (depending upon the model that you order) in one easy trip to the grease dumpster. That's up to 12.5 gallons!   No spills, no messy-clean ups involved. This means that the very first Shortening Shuttle® Waste Oil Carrier  trip of hot oil will save you 50% to 66% in labor costs! There is no higher quality grease caddy available  on the market today!  Now, which Shortening Shuttle® Waste Oil Carrier / SDU, model do you choose?