April 2020
From the President
To our JAX Family, Friends and Valued Customers,
On behalf of myself and JAX Refrigeration, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our employees, valued customers and fellow colleagues who are working tirelessly during the current Covid-19 pandemic. We are proud to be considered a key partner in the Commercial / Industrial Refrigeration and HVAC Industry, serving the food and healthcare sectors among others. As such, we remain open and dedicated to supporting you, your businesses, and your clients throughout this critical period.
 
While people and businesses are coping with a variety of unforeseen and unusual restrictions, it is essential that they are able to maintain their Refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Aside from providing comfort, this equipment is vital for health and safety in addition to productivity, particularly for air filtration and food and medical supply preservation. The critical nature of this equipment is especially evident during this time of quarantine. When equipment fails, technicians must be able to repair or replace it as quickly as possible.

Accordingly, as states and local jurisdictions are considering their crisis management work and travel restriction plans, we agree with and support recent requests that HVACR technicians and engineers be considered essential businesses and are prepared to do our part.

Since the very beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been in close contact with our partners to ensure our supply chain and inventory levels remain strong and that we are able to fulfill existing and future orders. In addition, precautionary measures have been taken to limit the potential spread of the virus, to support our employees in this challenging time, and to ensure we maintain our ability to serve our customers for the long term. Our experienced technicians are outfitted with N95 approved protection masks, for your safety and theirs.
 
Our senior leadership team remains vigilant and is monitoring the situation in real time, responding rapidly as conditions evolve. We want you to know we are HERE and we are PREPARED.
We will continue to update you as the situation warrants and we encourage you to contact us if we can help in any way. JAX is here with you for the duration and knows how essential our industry is – now more than ever.

Please be safe and stay healthy.
-Mark Lowery, President
JAX Refrigeration
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Know the facts
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.

Symptoms of Covid-19
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or sense of smell

When to Seek Medical Attention
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home
  1. Stay at home
  2. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.
  3. Get rest and stay hydrated.
  4. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.
  5. Cover your cough and sneezes.
  6. Don't touch your face.
  7. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  8. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. If you need to be around other people in or outside of the home, wear a face mask.
  9. Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels, and bedding.
  10. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.


New HQ Update
JAX Refrigeration Headquarters
Work continues on our New HQ. We are excited to watch the continued progress.
JAX is doing our part to keep our employees safe
while continuing to service our customers.
You've probably already heard about how much we believe in our JAX Family, in the quality of our people, their values and hard work that help make our company great. But you don't have to take our word for it, check in here for the latest on what people are saying about us.

We were so blessed by JAX Refrigeration and their very
generous donation of two laptops for my kids. Being a teacher, there
is no way we could have afforded such an amazing blessing at this time. Thank you so much for your generosity!
- Becky Waldron
Fridgie's Kid Corner
Running out of ideas for the kids?
Click on the image to download a fun JAX worksheet including puzzles, coloring and a tune to sing while you practice safe hand-washing.

In case you missed our virtual field trip to the International Space Station, check it out here.


Department Updates
Our Refrigeration Department is in the midst of dealing with the COVID-19 Global Pandemic along with businesses and individuals around the world. This has already had a significant impact on our families, professional lives, neighbors, governments.
JAX Refrigeration will maintain steadfast commitment to our VALUES and ensuring the SAFETY of every team member and their families. We continue to maintain our daily operations and just as the virus evolves while circling the globe, so does our business.
JAX Refrigeration provides essential services to critical businesses, such as Tyson Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart Distribution and Publix, among countless others. Our Refrigeration Service group has continually evolved from a routine maintenance business into full partnership with our corporate customers during this difficult time.
Trader Joe’s (Corporate) Safety General Manager recently shared with Jason Ledford (JAX Refrigeration Service – Florida Group) that JAX Refrigeration is the best contractor partner they have anywhere in this entire nation!
Our JAX Refrigeration Construction Project Team has nearly $50 Million of bids out in the marketplace, and have been pleased with the number of amazing opportunities being shared with us. It's what we do with these opportunities that makes JAX different from other companies. Even in the face of this pandemic, the JAX Project Team has rolled up its sleeves and continues to shine.
JAX Refrigeration - PROUD of who we represent every day!


Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life.
Failure comes when we shrink from them.
MEAS - JAX Refriqeration would like to ask that our customers, employees and families to stay safe during these trying times. Our MEAS staff is 100% fully operational, and have had no disruption or decline in our output or ability to collaborate with current and potential Customers. For our current customers, please continue to contact your usual MEAS Contact as usual – no change. We are here for you!
MEAS-JAX will continue to offer designs for your next site built or prepackaged system for synthetic or natural refrigerants.

From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.
Pictured above: Courtyard/ Springhill Dual Brand Resort Hotel in Fernandina/Amelia Island, FL.
These photos show the first floor on the Springhill side, at roughly 70% overall completion. The Common Areas within this Project is currently 90% complete.
 
JAX Mechanical remains 100% operational and is on the job – as an essential services business, we are committed to completing our Projects within schedule and continuing to offer our Industry leading standard of quality and service.
Our JAX Mechanical
 department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX Mechanical Services is available and ready to assist with your HVAC System needs, as we work through and look forward to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Call us today, to discuss a recovery plan to ensure your equipment is up and running optimally and with clean filters.
 
Some of our commercial HVAC and Refrigeration services include:
  • Walk-in Freezers Repair
  • Walk-in Cooler Repair
  • Commercial Refrigeration Installation and Repair
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Emergency / Recovery Planning

Whether you need service, repair or emergency planning and assistance – JAX is the right team for the job!
JAX Mechanical Service – (904) 435-9010.
You can expect the best from our well-trained and COVID-19 ready technicians.
JAXCool was recently awarded its second 280,000 Square Foot Cooler / Freezer / Dry Storage Grocery Distribution Center.
This project includes:
  • 4" thick Insulated Metal exterior wall panels
  • 6" thick Freezer walls and ceiling panels
  • Cold Storage doors
  • 6" thick Underfloor Insulation System
Construction is scheduled to begin in May and complete by October, 2020.
Needless to say, JAX Cool is taking all necessary safety precautions (RE: COVID-19) but we are not slowing down, and we are committed to our Customers throughout this crisis.
Restaurant HVAC Specialty (RHVACS) centers its services on the supply and installation of heating, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and kitchen hood ventilation for restaurants. RHVACS provides economical turnkey designs, and when combined with the full range of industry-related services at JAX Refrigeration, offers comprehensive one-stop service solutions for your entire project.
 
Our Restaurant HVAC Specialty Team is wrapping up a Benihana Sushi & Japanese Steakhouse addition in Miramar, FL. RHVACS began this project on January 28, 2020. This Benihana addition should be completed and turned over to operations by the end of April, 2020.
 
Our Brooksville, FL RHVACS Team remains fully operational and ready to assist our Customers with any Commercial HVAC / Refrigeration needs.
Advantage
JAX Ind is a turnkey engineering procurement and manufacturing department underneath the JAX Refrigeration umbrella and is focused on manufacturing new and existing skid solutions for the power, fuel and gas industries. JAX Ind operates at our 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and carries D1.1 and ASME Section IX welding qualifications.

All material and equipment is thoroughly inspected and inventoried upon receipt as it moves through our production/manufacturing facility. As we continue to move toward certification, JAX Ind still operates with inspection and test plans in line with ISO 9001. We perform full QA/QC and FAT prior to shipment to validate acceptance and final approval.
Our Focus
JAX Ind is focused on providing integrated skid solutions, with a focus on safety, quality and design efficiency. Our team’s core, from inner management to the fitters and welders in the shop, operates in unity with a similar process flow as ISO compliance, in order to ensure product satisfaction is provided.
Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for more information about the rescheduling of activities and events.
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy April
Work Anniversary!

Four Years
James Gilbert
Anthony Colabella, Jr.
Shannon Vessell

Two Years
Stephen Mercer
Josse Miranda
Luis Melendez-Avalos
Alejandro Ortiz

One Year
Matthew Maynard
John Saults
Todderick Sams
Happy April Birthday!

Joshua Whitchurch 4/3
Travis Blue 4/4
Saul Tobar Castillo 4/7
Robert Smith 4/7
David Barley, Sr. 4/9
Julius Eggleton 4/11
Michael Gates II 4/11
Cole Washburn 4/11
Anthony Norris 4/13
Megan Poff 4/13
Randy Jukes 4/15
Jose Vargas 4/15
John Davis 4/16
Henry Medel 4/16
Keith Cole 4/23
Taylor O'Brien 4/27
Jair Alvarado Rodriguez 4/28
Each month, JAX offers a new list of refrigeration HVAC and mechanical parts at a discounted rate for a limited time. Remember, parts purchases always count toward our Customer Rewards Program for eligible clients. Learn more HERE!