Refrigeration Research Celebrates 75th Anniversary
BRIGHTON, Mich. — Refrigeration Research is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019. The company was founded in 1944, and soon after, it began displaying at the annual AHR Expo. The company plans to celebrate and reminisce at the AHR Expo in Atlanta, held Jan. 14-16, 2019, with a large display, featuring articles and highlights of the past 75 years. The display will also take a look toward the future for refrigeration components and system protectors, such as suction accumulators and new adjustable mufflers designed for high pressure.
Exhibiting at booth B2361, the company will feature items from its historical collection, such as General Electric’s 1940 Christmas Edition refrigerator, a classic Coke vending machine, and historical literature from The NEWS.
Refrigeration Research began as a way to help provide for people who lacked refrigeration during the war due to steel rationing. The enterprise expanded from refurbishing old refrigeration equipment for friends and neighbors in need to manufacturing small components for the refrigeration industry by the war’s end. The company grew and evolved, guided by the imagination of Ed Bottum, with the help of his first employee, Charlie Powers. The company continues to be family owned and operated today.
Publication date: 12/24/2018