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Summit Refrigeration Now in Kentucky

May 18, 2022
Summit and All Temp Refrigeration share resources, experience, and capabilities.

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (May 16, 2022) – Headquartered in Wisconsin, Summit Refrigeration, a Cold Core company, recently opened a branch office in Louisville, Ky., to support its customers and for continued advancement in the industrial refrigeration market. While Summit already has capabilities to support customers nationwide, the company has experienced tremendous growth in Kentucky, Tennessee, and the other surrounding areas. 

Summit Refrigeration Group is a leading full-service mechanical contractor that specializes in the Design/Build and service of industrial refrigeration systems across the United States.

With a history in this area and a growing demand for its industrial refrigeration services, Summit decided to establish a permanent presence via the Louisville-based branch office. This new expansion will provide on-call service, maintenance, design, engineering, and construction, with specialized trained and experienced union labor to support our current and future clients in this area of the country. Summit also has a branch office in Carencro, Louisiana.

According to Rick DeGroot, vice president of business development, “We have been working in this part of the country for many years and have many long-time customers. Over the past year, however, we have experienced significant growth and see a huge opportunity. It was time to expand our presence in this area. This new expansion, including the acquisition of an office, shop, and hiring more team members, will allow us to provide our extraordinary customer service to our industrial processing and cold storage customers in the region.” 

Summit Refrigeration was founded by three entrepreneurs nearly 20 years ago and became successful by leveraging a loyal customer base, long-term employees, and strong positioning in the industrial refrigeration market. In the fall of 2021, Summit partnered with All Temp Refrigeration to form the Cold Core Group. That partnership was motivated by a shared goal of leveraging expanded infrastructure, capabilities, and talent of both Summit and All Temp to deliver more for each company’s current and prospective customers.

Founded in 2007, All Temp Refrigeration is a full-service mechanical contractor that specializes in industrial and commercial refrigeration. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.        

Jim Kopczynski, CEO of Cold Core Group added, “Summit’s expansion is exciting on many fronts – not only does the opening of this branch office support Summit’s growth and solidify its presence in this region, but also helps to indirectly expand the reach of All Temp Refrigeration. As partners in the Cold Core Group, both Summit and All Temp Refrigeration share the collective resources, experience, and capabilities to offer comprehensive industrial refrigeration solutions to customers nationwide. Whether it be development in core markets or expanded geographic reach, both Summit and All Temp have astounding momentum and the ability to share resources – including the capability of this new branch office –  helping to fuel that success.”

Summit Refrigeration provides engineering and design, prefabrication, construction and Installation, service and maintenance, and specialized consulting. 

Summit Refrigeration's specialized consulting includes an online Process Safety Management (PSM) compliance program. Sources report that Summit's in-depth knowledge and experience in ammonia refrigeration and process safety management compliance can help companies adhere to OSHA and EPA regulations. 

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