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Refrigeration Boring? I Think Not

Life in an Underappreciated Industry

“Refrigeration = boring.” That’s what a friend emailed back to me when I told her that I had become the refrigeration editor of The ACHR NEWS. I had to laugh because most people really don’t understand the myriad ways in which refrigeration is important to their lives.


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Feb. 12, 2015: Intertek Invests More Than $20 Million in Refrigeration Testing Capabilities

Investments Build Major Network of Engineers and Testing Facilities

Intertek has expanded investments in new testing capabilities and capacity in North America to enhance its breadth of services in support of the refrigeration industry. With total investments of more than $20 million over the past three years, Intertek offers a broad range of laboratory testing services.


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Demand for Refrigeration Equipment to Increase

Report Sees Transport Heading the Growth

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

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

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
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
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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Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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