February 2020
We've moved

JAX Mechanical has taken up shop (literally) in the first Phase of our new headquarters located at 904 6th Avenue South. Phase II officially started on January 15, 2020 with the pouring of the foundation for the second JAX building. Completion is expected late spring, 2020.
The Times, They are a Changin'
New DOE (Dept of Energy) requirements for Commercial Refrigeration

The enforcement deadline for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Walk-In Coolers and Freezers (WICF) efficiency standards began on January 1, 2020. Some equipment is now held to higher standards. Who is responsible for compliance? Do you need to replace existing systems? Which components are affected?
The new energy conservation standards for WICF refrigeration systems were issued on July 10, 2017. The new rules introduce efficiency standards commensurate with available technology. End-users will benefit from reduced energy bills and increased equipment efficiency.
Heatcraft has been paving the way, supporting our customer base to meet this regulatory deadline. Below, we have simplified the DOE’s new standards for WICFs to help you quickly assess your need for compliance and what role you play in the process.
Regulation Summary:
Up to 40% energy reductions in WICFs equipment manufactured on, or after, January 1, 2020 for:
  • Medium-temperature condensing units
  • Medium-temperature self-contained units
July 10, 2020 for:
  • Low-temperature condensing units
  • Medium-temperature unit coolers
  • Low-temperature unit coolers
  • Low-temperature self-contained units
The Basics
  • Mandates energy efficiency requirements for walk-in coolers and freezers 3,000 sq. ft. and below
  • Regulates air-cooled condensing units, unit coolers and package systems used with walk-in coolers and freezers and unit coolers used in supermarket walk-in cooler and freezers.
  • Requires compliance for both new equipment installations and equipment replacement.
  • Equipment manufactured prior to compliance date can be sold, installed and operated after compliance date. Compliance is based on date of manufacture of the individual equipment
  • All parties are responsible for compliance
  • Equipment unit size may have increased. Equipment functionality may have changed. If replacing existing equipment, confirm mounting/clearance requirements and any operational adjustments needed

you may NOT know!

  • It started with the Romans
Ancient Rome observed the day as a pagan fertility festival called Lupercalia, with the celebration dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, and Roman founders Romulus and Remus.
  • In the 1300's it became associated with love and romance
In the 1300's Roman Pope Gelasius officially declared the date of February 14 "St. Valentine's Day."
  • The first valentine was sent in the 15th century
The oldest record of a valentine being sent, according to History.com , was a poem written by a French medieval duke named Charles to his wife in 1415.
  • Valentines is BIG business
About 55% of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day and spend an estimated $19.6 billion a year, including more than $1.8 billion on candy alone.
  • Americans send 145 million valentines day cards a year
Making it the second biggest holiday for exchanging greeting cards, after Christmas! Teachers receive the most Valentine's Day cards annually, followed by children, mothers, and wives.
  • Over $650 million is spent on pets
More than 5 million American households gave Valentine's Day presents to their pet dogs last year, and more than 2 million picked up presents for their cats.
  • Conversation hearts started as medical lozenges
A Boston pharmacist named Oliver Chase invented a machine that simplified the way medical lozenges — used for sore throats and other illnesses — could be made. The result was America's first candy-making machine, because the pharmacist soon started shifting his focus from making lozenges to candy instead!
  • In 1866 the conversation began
It was Oliver's brother, Daniel Chase, who started printing sentimental messages on the Necco sweethearts, though these candies were bigger than the versions we have today — and featured much longer printed sayings and phrases. Some of the first messages ? "Married in white you have chosen right" and "How long shall I have to wait? Please be considerate."
  • Nearly 6 million people get engaged on Valentine's Day each year
Valentine's Day is one of the most popular days to pop the question, with as many as 6 million couples getting engaged on February 14.
  • Other cultures around the world celebrate differently
Many Latin American countries know the holiday as el día de los enamorados (day of lovers) or día del amor y la amistad (day of love and friendship). Though couples exchange flowers and chocolate on this day, the holiday's focus is also directed at showing gratitude to friends !
In Japan, it's customary for just the women to give confections to the men in their lives, with the quality of the chocolate indicating their true feelings, according to Fortune . On March 14, exactly a month later, the men repay the favor by celebrating the increasingly popular "White Day."
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.

MEAS has been contracted by a top General Contractor, headquartered in North Carolina, to design a Refrigerated Avacado Facility in Laredo, TX. This design build project is far from complete, as our Refrigeration is expected to execute the Refrigeration Construction scope when design is complete!

We are very satisfied with the collaboration and responsiveness of JAX and MEAS on the design build project of the new refrigerated DC project. The 75% Design drawings were ready ahead of schedule and permit ready, above and beyond the expectations thus far. Looking forward to a successful project completion, more work down the road.
- Sr. Project Manager
Industrial General Contractor (NC)
JAX Announcements
Andy Jamison has been awarded Employee of the Month for January. Serving as a welder in the Refrigeration Department, Andy has been with JAX since January of 2019. He received this award because he is ready and willing to do anything that is asked of him, he gets along with everyone and consistently does a great job. Andy is definitely an asset for JAX!
Welcome to JAX!
Michelle Hite began employment with JAX Refrigeration on Monday, January 6th as a Service Director for the Refrigeration Service Department. Michelle comes to us from Stellar where her most recent position was Design Project Manager. Prior to that position she was a Service Manager with Stellar for 3 years and with Cimco Refrigeration for 16 years. 
Department Updates
The Refrigeration Department is rolling through the country in 2020. We continue to be awarded projects from coast to coast with our relationships and reputation for quality and results.
These are achieved by:
  • The best field crews in the industry
  • Design and Engineering achievements
  • Full service ability, Preventative Maintenance Contracts
  • Mechanical Integrity Inspections
  • A JAX Team that CARES!
  • Value, to all our clients
Upcoming Project Design –
Engine Room 3D Model View
Our refrigeration specialist will design the right system to meet your requirements and project success.
  1. Natural and secondary refrigerants
  2. Cascade systems, both compression and volatile brine
  3. Single-stage, multi-stage and economized systems
  4. Flow down systems, low charge systems
  5. Hygienic and clean room designs
  6. Packaged systems

From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.
JAX Mechanical is a leading design-build contractor providing licensed contracting services for industrial and commercial projects. We customize integrated HVAC, mechanical and engineering systems to deliver the highest in quality and innovation. Our project management staff has over 30 years of experience in providing efficient delivery and safe execution of HVAC/Mechanical projects.
Our number one goal is to provide you with the best solutions with unparalleled responsiveness.
Our JAX Mechanical Team has been working on a worship center building with multiple large capacity split systems. This includes Hot Gas reheat de-humidification and in-line sound attenuation. The project also includes a banquet hall with a full commercial kitchen area, walk-in cooler and freezer.
Our JAX Mechanical
 department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
Joe Moceyunas
2019 Mechanical Service
Technician of the Year
JAX Mechanical Service is pleased to present Joe Moceyunas the 2019 Mechanical Service Technician of the Year. Joe was instrumental in landing and supporting the Walmart OPG freezer box installations and the Racetrac gas station freezer build out accounts. Joe’s dedication to JAX Mechanical and his hard work was the reason that Mechanical Service is the #1 HVAC/R service provider in Central Florida. Joe is a total service professional and our clients ask for him by name.

Congratulations to Joe Moceyunas.
JAXCool will start work on a 150,000 sf refrigerated warehouse for a Natural Food Chain in Indiana. The work consists of -10F Freezer, -20F Ice Cream Freezer, Cooler, Dock. 6" thick exterior insulated metal wall panels and 5" thick partition panels with extruded polystyrene underfloor insulation system and specialty doors. Production begins in April 2020 and completes in August 2020.
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 in the process of wrapping up a Circle K in Jacksonville, FL.
RHVACS started this project on 10/29/19, and this Circle K should open up sometime at the end of February.
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
2020 Natural Refrigeration Expo
Orlando, Florida
3/15/20 – 3/18/20
Booth 218
Gator 100
Gainesville, Florida

Once again, JAX Refrigeration has been recognized as one of the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Ranking determined at reception.
Happy February
Work Anniversary!

Nine Years
John Osborn
Lemuel Viacrucis

Four Years
Val Krotov
Mark Rassano
Vic Rupert
Leonard Vernon
Dawn White

Three Years
George Lang
Brannen Youngblood

Two Years
Jorge Sandoval Mendoza
Jansen Smith

One Year
David Barley, Sr.
Michael Humphries, II
Keron Johnson
Ross Sinclair
Happy February Birthday!
Linda Schreck 2/1
Tiffany Simon 2/3
Lemuel Viacrucis 2/10
Josh Clanton 2/11
Douglas Hendrickson 2/14
Dana Brodsky 2/16
Joy Bardin 2/17
Bryan Powell 2/20
Pauline Bodin 2/21
Brett Comeaux 2/21
Dylan Hamid 2/23
John Osborn 2/26
William Stinson 2/28
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!