BRIDGETON, Mo. - Hussmann Corp. recently announced an agreement to sell the total assets of its walk-in cooler manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Ala., to Imperial Manufacturing of Alabama LLC, a subsidiary of Imperial Manufacturing Ice Cold Coolers Inc.

The companies note that under the agreement, Imperial Manufacturing will become a key strategic supplier to Hussmann, allowing both companies to more effectively serve the walk-in cooler needs of the North American food industry. Imperial will manufacture cooler panels to Hussmann's specifications, many of which will be private labeled with the Hussmann brand name, and sold through Hussmann sales and distribution networks in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Imperial, which is headquartered in Portland, Ore., makes walk-in cooler panels and doors. Hussmann, an Ingersoll-Rand company, provides transport and stationary climate control products.

Publication date: 08/30/2004