Equipment Vendors

The University of Wisconsin provides this list of equipment vendors as a service to growers and is not a complete list of all possible vendors in the Midwest United States. The inclusion or omission of a company is not an endorsement or condemnation of a company or it’s products. We have not used, tested or had a business relationship with most of the companies so we can not vouch for the quality and reliability of any of the products. Please do your own research before buying any equipment to make use it fits your needs and expectations.  If you have a product that is distributed locally in the Midwest that is used for the storage of produce, please forward it to sasanford@wisc.edu for consideration.

List coming soon.

Walk-in or Drive-in Coolers

American Panel Corporation, Ocala, FL – http://www.americanpanel.com

American Wholesale Refrigeration, Cleveland, OH – New and Used cooler boxes and refrigeration systems – http://www.awrco.com

Bally Refrigerated Boxes, Inc., Bally, PA – http://www.ballyrefboxes.com

Barr Refrigeration, Oshkosh, WI – New and Used cooler boxes and refrigeration systems – http://www.barrinc.com/

Kingspan Insulated Panels, Deland, FL – http://www.kingspanpanels.us

Kolpak, Parsons, TN – http://www.kolpak.com

Kysor Panel Systems, Fort Worth, TX – http://www.kysorpanel.com

Leer, Inc., New Lisbon, WI 53950 – http://www.leerinc.com

Master-Bilt Products / Strandex, New Albany, Mississippi – http://www.master-bilt.com

onFarm Storage, Inc – Portable cold storage units – http://www.onfarmstorage.com

PermaTherm Insulated Metal Building Systems, Monticello, GA – http://www.permatherm.net

Polar Bear Panel, Miami, Florida – http://www.polarbearpanels.com/

Polar King International, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN – http://www.polarking.com

Thermo-Kool, Laurel, MS – http://www.thermokool.com

U.S. Cooler, Quincy, IL – http://www.uscooler.com

Refrigeration Systems & Controls

Coolbot – Overriding controller to make a window air-conditioning unit work at a lower temperature – http://storeitcold.com/

Freeaire Refrigeration – Ambient air cooler controller – http://freeaire.com/

King Zeero Ice Builders / Girton – Thermal storage system for rapid cooling – http://girton.com/industries/thermal-storage/

Walk in Cooler Central Market – Vendor of Heatcraft self-contained commercial grade refrigeration unit for small coolers – Plug and use, not technician needed – http://walkincooler.com/heatcraft/; Walk-in Cooler replacement doors (could also use for a built-in-place cooler –  http://walkincooler.com/leer/doors/

Retrozone, Inc – dampers for use with ambient air cooling systems – https://retrozone.com/

Humidification Equipment

Nelson Vegetable Storage Systems, Inc – centrifugal humidifiers – Evaporative pad coolers – http://www.nelsonsveg.com/

Global Cooling Inc – Ultrasonic Humidifiers – http://shop.globalpostharvest.com/Humidifiers_c8.htm

Micro Cool – High Pressure fogging equipment – http://www.microcool.com/industrial-humidification/cold-storage-humidification.htm

American Coolair – Evaporative pad cooling systems – http://www.coolair.com/

Hydrofogger – small centrifugal humidifiers – http://www.hydrofogger.com/

JMC Ventilation Refrigeration LLC – centrifugal humidifiers – Evaporative pad coolers – http://www.jmcvr.com

TrueFog – High pressure fogging equipment – http://www.truefog.com

Smart Fog – High pressure fogging equipment – http://www.smartfog.com/product/es100

Mee Industries Inc. – High pressure fogging equipment – http://www.meefog.com/fog-humidification/agriculture-other/cold-storage/

Industrial Ventilation, Inc – centrifugal humidifiers – Evaporative pad coolers – http://www.ivi-air.com/products/ventilation

Farm Tek – Herrmidifier Humidifer – small centrifugal humidifier – http://www.farmtek.com

Trion Humidifers – range of small evaporative and centrifugal humidifiers – https://www.trioniaq.com/products/index.aspx?prod=residential_humidifiers

Mainland Mart Corp – ultrasonic humidifiers – http://www.mainlandmart.com/humidify.html

Gellert Company – centrifugal humidifiers – Evaporative pad coolers – http://www.gellert.com

P2F / Humidification Control Systems – Room humidifiers, high pressure systems – www.p2f-humidification.com/Airtec/page2.html

Humidity control and sensing

Hydrofogger – AWS 600 – http://www.hydrofogger.com/inc/sdetail/30/9652

Automation Direct – Stego Hygrotherm – Range 50 to 90% – suitable for a squash or onion room – http://www.automationdirect.com/static/specs/enclhygrotherms.pdf

Sentinel GPS – Temperature, humidity and CO2 – design for greenhouse but would work for cold storage. – http://growgps.com/products/evc2/

Auber Instruments – several humidity controllers – http://www.auberins.com

Titan controls – temperature / Humidity controllers – design for greenhouse but would work for cold storage. – http://www.titancontrols.net/products/temperature-and-humidity.aspx

Dwyer / Love – Humidity switch with LED readout – uses remote sensor (find under product/Air Quality) – http://www.dwyer-inst.com

Sixth Sense – Humidity probes – https://www.instrumart.com/assets/PHP01_datasheet.pdf

Pre-Cooling Equipment

Agrimaint, Inc – Hydro-cooling, Vacuum Coolershttp://agrimaint.com/

Global Cooling Inc – Portable and in-cooler forced air pre-cooling units – http://www.pre-coolers.net

onFarm Storage, Inc – Hydro-cooling – http://www.onfarmstorage.com

TRJ Refrigeration, Inc.- Hydro-cooling, Forced air coolers, Vacuum Coolers – http://www.trj-inc.com

V.B. Hook Vacuum Cooling Company – http://www.vbhook.com

$ Star Ag Refrigeration, Inc. – Hydro-cooling, Forced air coolers, Vacuum Coolers  – http://www.agrefrigeration.com

Southern Vacuum Cooling, Inc. – Vacuum Cooling – http://www.southernvacuumcooling.com

Turnkey Systems

Industrial Ventilation, Inc – Specializing in bulk crop storage facilities for potatoes and onions – http://www.ivi-air.com

JMC Ventilation Refrigeration LLC – Complete ventilation and refrigeration systems, ambient air systems, humidifiers – specializing in potato and onion storage – http://www.jmcvr.com

Nelson Vegetable Storage Systems, Inc – Refrigeration, humidification, ventilation system for bulk stored crops – http://www.nelsonsveg.com/

Gellert Company – Design and Build consulting and equipment for bulk storage of potatoes, onions, carrots sugar beets and squash – http://www.gellert.com