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Demand for Refrigeration Equipment to Increase

Report Sees Transport Heading the Growth
By Peter Powell
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Contractors and technicians involved in refrigeration work could be seeing a step up in business. In a report issued in mid-2014, a research company called The Freedonia Group said that demand for commercial refrigeration equipment in the United States is expected to increase 3.1 percent per year through 2018 to $10.7 billion.


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Another Ice Machine Adventure

End Users Provide Servicing Challenges
By Peter Powell
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A while ago I took my wife to a bed and breakfast on a lake. It was an older place, but how they (mis-)treated one of the ice machines — which itself appeared to be pretty old — was something else.


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Refrigeration Equipment Simplicity Might Be the Way to Go

A Consultant Looks at Drawing in and Retaining Refrigeration Techs
By Peter Powell
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Here’s a sobering thought for you: The average age of a refrigeration service technician that works on supermarket equipment is greater than 55. That’s according to Terry Roberts, president of Merchandising by Design. Her question was, “Who’s going to maintain these stores” after these ‘seniors’ leave the industry?


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New Websites for Refrigeration Manufacturers

Hussmann, Hussmann Mobile, Krack Undergo Upgrades
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Hussmann has announced the launch of new websites for Hussmann, Hussmann Mobile, and Krack Corp. According to a statement from the companies, the new websites help enable excellence in food retailing by providing comprehensive information tools for retailers and other customers.


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Donation Aids Military Vets

Aim Is for ‘Fast Track’ Tech Training
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On behalf of Scotsman Ice Systems, Scotsman Industries has donated $10,000 to support A Legacy for Learning Corp.’s scholarship program, which provides tuition for unemployed and underemployed military veterans to enroll in a fast-track basic technician training program in commercial foodservice equipment repair. 


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Where Does Refrigeration Figure into a Supermarket’s Plan?

For Some, Refrigeration Is Just Another Blip on the Map
By Peter Powell
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The photograph with this column was taken from the balcony of a supermarket in the Baltimore area during a tour of several stores at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Store Development Conference. Notice the massive amount of floor space and products on display.


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Oct. 30, 2013: Viessmann Acquires Commercial Refrigeration Company Norpe

Viessmann Seeks to Become a Full-Range HVACR Supplier
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The Viessmann Group has acquired the Finland-based commercial refrigeration company Norpe Group. Viessmann, a German manufacturer of heating, cooling, and climate control technology, announced the acquisition in Helsinki.


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Oct. 28, 2013: HVACR Revenues Up in 2013, Industry on Upswing

Revenue for All Key Markets in the Industry Has Improved
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HVACR industry revenues will be up this year, and sales are projected to return to prerecession levels over the next five years, according to a new report from research firm IBISWorld.


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July 23, 2013: Manitowoc Names Robert M. Hund President of Foodservice

Hund Brings Global Leadership Experience to Manitowoc Foodservice Organization
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The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced that Robert M. Hund will assume the role of president of Manitowoc’s Foodservice segment, effective Aug. 1. Hund will report to Glen Tellock, chairman and chief executive officer of the company. 


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A Modern Marvel

Refrigeration Gets Its Props
By Peter Powell
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At last. Some props to refrigeration in supermarkets. In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that I saw the kudos recently at midday on a weekday (when many, including myself, should have been working), on a cable TV show (“Modern Marvels”) on the History Channel.


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