The Grindmaster-Cecilware company was formed as the result of a corporate merger in 2009. However, as separate companies, both experienced their inception several generations earlier. In 1911 Cecilware was formed by the Cecil Brothers in Long Island, New York. They specialized in manufacturing equipment for the food service industry. Twenty two years later, in 1933, Richard Schumman was developing a revolutionary method of grinding coffee. This was the beginning of the Grindmaster Corporation.