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Features two great tours, Hamer and AllOver Media from the Mo. Valley Ice Manufacturers Association meeting and much more.


  • NOVEMBER 2015

    IPIA, Mo. Valley and NEIA Conventions...

    MENKESA Minute With The

    Are You Changing Fast Enough?

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    14IPIA CONVENTION AGENDAThere is still time to register at

    NEIA MEETS IN HISTORIC PLYMOUTHIndustry workshops and an historic tour add to a great meeting.

    ARE YOU CHANGING FAST ENOUGH?You're either moving forward or backward. Never standing still.

    BOOK REVIEWCHILLED: How refrigeration changed the world and might do so again


    18 Hamer Plant Tour

    21 AllOver Media Office Tour


    Table ofCONTENTS

    DEPARTMENTSspICE Bountiful Industry 4INBOX Mail from our readers 4AD INDEX A list of our advertisers 26CLASSIFIED ADS Classified advertisements by region 26



    November 2015Vol. 198 No. 12ISSN #0034-3137


    Mary Y. CronleyEditor/ 819-5446

    Joe CronleySenior Staff 295-5712

    Markurious Marketing Group, LLCArt 439-6534


    Mary Y. CronleyEditor/ 819-5446

    Established as ICE in 1906, Refrigeration Magazine is published thirteen times a year, including the Annual Buyer's Guide.

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    Memories Hi, Mary. Looking at your magazine today. It's brought back so many good times. I would look forward to reading your magazine as far back as the 70s working with my dad, Phil Losquadro of Huntington Ice. It's good to see you have kept the tradition going. All the best to the Yopp family. Leonard Losquadro,

    Family Member Keeps Ice Plant Tradition AliveThis is Gerard Montz in LaPlace, Louisiana. I dont know if you remember me or not (of course we do, Mr. Montz!) but I used to write to you all the time in the early 1990s about my Grandfathers ice factory. I see you are back at the controls of the magazine and wanted to say hi.

    I have never personally met you, but feel like you are an old friend. You all at Refrigeration were very helpful and kind back in the days when I was researching and doing all the ice plant museum projects. I am still at it. My museum is basically just a personal satisfaction thing and isnt open to the public. All of the remaining Fairbanks-Morse engines and compressors were scrapped by one of my family members (not my idea). One was sold several years ago to a cotton gin in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. All thats left at the ice plant site is an old Baker ice machine and/or compressor sitting out in the weeds. My latest project is a book about my grandfather and ice and farming endeavors. I have just started this project and I am not even close to being finished. It will be of local interest to those in the community who knew about him. I will probably self-publish only 50 to 100 copies.

    I will keep an eye out for any interesting ice related stories here in Southeastern Louisiana. I cant promise anything, but if I come across anything interesting, (historical or otherwise), I will pass it along to you. Gerard Montz,




    We love hearing from our longtime ice industry family members. Here are two recent letters from you. Many will remember both of these names among us.

    Bountiful IndustryThe photos on this page show a few of the reasons why I enjoy, yet depend on, regional meetings. They are intimate gatherings where quality time can be spent with one another. They are an important way to get to know your suppliers, your fellow ice manufacturers, and the elected and appointed officers who also have a hand in moving your association forward, to keep pace with the industry, and the times in general.

    One of the photos shows a recipient of a scholarship awarded by Mo. Valley. Be sure to inquire about college scholarships offered by your association. The IPIA offers scholarships as well. This alone makes your association dues worth every penny.

    Make sure to find the new members at your next meeting and make them feel at home. Ive met ice people in the past who had mixed feelings about joining a group. Their main comment was, Im too independent to go with their flow and their rules, or something along those lines. My comment is something to the effect of, Yes, and so is everyone else but its all to the good, and you will learn a lot and make valuable friends. Later, these same people have called to let me know they joined, or attended, and shared how it was all worth it.

    Im lucky to always be making friends and learning more and more about our talented suppliers and how they keep up with technology and consumer wish-lists, staying ahead of the curve often enough.

    And Im grateful to the many ice manufacturers who have given most of their hard working lives to this industry. As a case in point, one of those ice couples, Dennis and Katie Menke, lived above their ice plant for many years. I was lucky enough to have a little quality sit down time with them at a recent meeting. They are retired but visit the conventions and are always a welcomed sight.

    Read the comments about the Menkes on page 22.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I am thankful for all of you.

    Mary Yopp CronleyEditor, Refrigeration Magazine

  • Though keeping food cold is taken for granted, the ability to keep things frozen for extended periods of time challenged humans for ages, and only became commonplace in the last century.

    In CHILLED: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again (Bloomsbury, on sale September 22, $27 hardcover, 272 pages), science writer Tom Jackson tells the global history of efforts to harness cold in a compelling historical narrative that is steeped in science. With witty prose, Jackson moves from Persia to the Regents Canal, telling the stories of Galileo, the Ice King of Boston, and a Renaissance duke addicted to iced eggnog. Not only is the history of refrigeration surprisingly fascinating, but it has been critical in some of the most important breakthroughs of the last century. Jackson works his way forward through the centuries, chronicling first a growing understanding of just what cold actually is and does, and then the ways and means that individuals began to profit from it.

    Jackson makes it clear that its the fridge that makes the modern city and that refrigeration makes possible everything from nitrogen fertilizers to the bizarre

    Bose-Einstein condensate, a fifth state of matter only possible at billionths of a degree above absolute zero. He also looks to the future for further advances that frigidity may make possible, noting that development of a quantum computer will almost certainly depend on scientists ability to wield cold and seeing the Bose-Einstein condensate as a potential component of teleportation engineering. Refrigeration is needed for everything from making soap to storing penicillin. In-vitro fertilization would be impossible without it. To think that some humans would not exist without something most people think only serves to keep ice cream frozen boggles the mind.

    In CHILLED, Tom Jackson posits that refrigeration will also be crucial to our future technologies, perhaps even more so than it has been in the last one hundred years. Refrigeration is something that most of us take for granted and only notice when there is a power outage or in a heat wave. Jackson shows its true importance in this revelatory book.

    With Christmas and Chanukah coming, this could make a nice gift.

    "refrigeration makes

    possible everything from

    nitrogen fertilizers to the

    bizarre Bose-Einstein

    condensate, a fifth state

    of matter only possible

    at billionths of a degree

    above absolute zero."

    CHILLEDBook Review

    How Refrigeration Changed The World And Might Do So Again

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tom Jackson is a science writer who specializes in recasting science and technology into lively historical narratives, told through the deeds of the people that discovered them. A former zookeeper, travel writer, buffalo catcher and filing clerk, he is the author of several books, including Physics: An Illustrated History of the Foundations of Science. He lives in Bristol, UK.

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