AVT Begins Engineering Automated Sno-Cone Custom Vending Machine Featured On "Make Me A Millionaire Inventor"

Sept. 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automated retailing systems, self-service kiosks, and custom vending machines, announced today that the company will begin engineering for production of the famous Automated Sno-Cone Kiosk, which gained worldwide acclaim when it premiered on a recent episode of  "Make Me a Millionaire Inventor" on CNBC.

The inventors of the system were introduced to Shannon Illingworth, Founder of AVT, by the producers at CNBC. Illingworth guided the entrepreneurs on their journey to develop a unique custom vending machine that would dispense freshly made Sno-Cones. Illingworth became a trusted resource, and after the inventors received funding, they turned to AVT take the product from prototype to mass production.

AVT has been involved in the design, engineering and development of many custom vending projects: From household brand names like Rug Doctor, to media-favorites like Farmer's Fridge and Burrito Box.

"I like to align myself with people that have a real passion for their business," Illingworth commented. "My goal is to provide entrepreneurs with manufacturing expertise and industry insight, along with the resources they need to help turn their dreams into a reality."

Illingworth, who is known as "The Father of Automated Retailing," was asked by CNBC producers to offer guidance to two sets of entrepreneurs that dreamed of starting a business based on self-service platforms.

The Sno-Cone custom vending machine particularly impressed investors, and with fresh funding in hand, the inventors turned to AVT for manufacturing and production.

"I believe this could be a huge hit," Illingworth said. "The inventors are wonderful people with great passion, and I look forward to helping them build a successful business," he added. "Besides, who doesn't want a Sno-Cone on a hot day?"


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