Pro Refrigeration invests almost $1M to Davie County manufacturing facility
Auburn, Wash., May 5, 2021 — Pro Refrigeration, the leading cooling technology and equipment company for craft fermented beverages, dairy and food processing, to offer CryoBuilt increased manufacturing capacity from its Davie County, N.C., facility and a presence on the east coast.
CryoBuilt is the largest manufacturer of electric, whole body cryotherapy systems in the United States. CryoBuilt's background in low-temp manufacturing and refrigeration service span industries from supermarket refrigeration to biomedical & food processing plants, to cryotherapy.
“To address the booming demand all over the country for our EVEREST Cryotherapy systems, we have been looking to add a second facility, specifically on the east coast,” says Marcus Wilson, chief executive officer and co-founder of CryoBuilt. “Rather than starting from scratch with a new facility, it made more sense to utilize Pro’s existing capacity in their east coast manufacturing plant to start building our systems on both coasts, effectively quadrupling output.”
Pro Refrigeration and CryoBuilt are two family-owned refrigeration equipment manufacturers, both with deep roots in developing solutions for some of the most challenging industries. The manufacturing partnership will pair the two refrigeration leaders to reach new audiences and take advantage of each company’s scale and expertise. CryoBuilt also manufactures its cryo systems on the west coast in Sacramento, Calif.
“It’s exciting whenever our teams meet to review a new project or design,” says Jim VanderGiessen, Jr., chief executive officer and co-founder of Pro Refrigeration. “The scale and scope of our projects can range from discussing an Industrial Rack using CO2 to ultra low-temp cryotherapy and various other refrigeration systems.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Pro Refrigeration has invested nearly $1M in equipment and upgrades to its Mocksville-based manufacturing facility. The new expansion provides an economic boost and continued job growth to the community since Pro’s introduction in 2013.
“Mocksville, N.C., has been our East Coast home since 2013. This recent partnership allows us to invest even more into the community. We are excited to create jobs, build equipment and service customers throughout North Carolina,” says VanderGiessen.
The investments to the facility include several key pieces of equipment, including 3KW laser, press brake, mandrel tubing bender and more. The additions to the facility also provide new production areas focused on low temperature systems, serving the extraction and pharmaceutical markets as well as manufacturing CryoBuilt Chambers, which reach temperatures of -200F Degrees.
“The caliber of the facility and the advanced equipment and manufacturing techniques will allow us to continue to produce the same high quality cryotherapy systems on both coasts at a much faster and efficient rate,” says Wilson.
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About Pro Refrigeration
Auburn, Wash.-based Pro Refrigeration, Inc., is the leading cooling technology and equipment company for craft fermented beverages and dairy in the US. The company provides innovative solutions for extraction, food processing and machine and process cooling with a complete product offering from ¾ to 300 HP serving applications that require chilled fluid from –45 F to +45 F. Pro also has a network of regional sales people serving in each corner of the US. Visit www.prochiller.com for more information.