Refrigeration System Co. (RSC) of Columbus, Ohio, which provides services for industrial refrigeration, has announced the completion of its merger with Freije Engineered Solutions Co. of Fishers, Ind.

Combined, the two companies have 200 workers who specialize in industrial refrigeration and mechanical/electrical engineering services.

“Freije and RSC have unique and complementary service offered with focused specialties in the food processing and food distribution industry,” said Tom Leighty, RSC president. “By combining our companies’ key competencies and strengths, we now can offer more services to our existing customers and expand our reach to more industrial and commercial clients. The synergy with our companies is quite unique and will improve our ability to enhance delivery of products and services to our nationwide customer base.”

RSC was founded in 1961 and is a founding member of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR). It provides customized refrigeration engineering, preventive maintenance, and repairs as well as design-build services. According to a statement from the company, it is involved in IIAR in setting industry standards for the “safe, reliable, and efficient use of ammonia and other natural refrigerants.”

Freije has been serving facilities in food distribution and food processing, among others, for more than 50 years with industrial and commercial refrigeration and mechanical, plumbing, and electrical services.

“Freije and RSC bring a wealth of expertise and solution-based services to the table, which will result in added value to our industrial and commercial clients,” said Mike Webster, Freije president.

Publication date: 10/21/2013