July 2021
Please make note of our new address: 901 7th Avenue South •Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
In a year wrought with trials, the refrigeration industry endured changes from day to day. In many instances, responding to challenges relied on technical innovation. It’s safe to say that the pandemic accelerated several technology trends, redirected others, and overall raised the stakes in the industry’s ongoing challenge to meet customer needs across a wide spectrum

Here are some of the current trends in the industrial HVAC industry:
Growth is the number one trend. 
An AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal survey found nearly 88 percent of respondents in the industry reported a “good” or “excellent” business year in 2019, and 43 percent of those respondents expected 5-10 percent growth for their business. Another 23.5 percent expected growth to exceed 10 percent. This is a slight dip from the previous year’s survey, but still a remarkably positive assessment of how current businesses are doing. According to experts and multiple media sources, Refrigerated storage is more in demand than ever, which is fueling a surge in the construction of refrigerated warehouses with automation and other features designed for flexibility. The big driver is the expansion of online grocery shopping, which doubled its share during the pandemic. Many of the new warehouses will be built with robotics and other aspects that will help shift among channels for both receiving and shipping, enabling them to better handle changes in demand between retail and foodservice. Offering the latest innovation in design and design-build services, all JAX departments work together to seamlessly ensure that our Customers’ projects are executed smoothly, from concept to installation. JAX has proven to be the key to transitioning Cold Storage Facility concepts to life, with a focus on innovation, environmental impact, sustainability, life-cycle costs, and potential future expansion.

The most recent employment numbers are record-breaking. The industry outlook predicts 13 percent growth through 2028, which clearly speaks to the overall health of the industry.
Have you seen growth at your shop? Noticed new competitors in your service area? More people and money in any industry can be a double-edged sword: Yes, it means the HVAC pie is bigger, but it also means fighting harder for your piece.

A few years ago, the "Internet of Things" was a buzz-phrase referring to a growing number of Wi-Fi-enabled household appliances. TVs. Stereos. Refrigerators. Thermostats. Today, it’s estimated more than 14 million homes in the U.S. use “smart home” or "smart technology" devices and products—and that number is only expected to go up.

With the effects of the pandemic still a constant presence there is renewed interest in indoor air quality products. Regardless of location, whether it be a home office or a commercial office building, employees are demanding improved air filtration as a basic necessity. We are seeing a resurgence of research and PropTech applications around indoor air quality from HVAC manufacturers and service providers alike. Filtration happens in multiple stages. The first is source control; these are devices that control the source of pollutants. Second is ventilation; the most basic form are fans and open doors and windows. In larger commercial applications, more sophisticated ventilation devices are required. Last but not least is filtration. We are seeing an increase in ultraviolet (UV) air filtration demand, as UV is known to kill viruses and bacteria.

We are starting to see more and more transitions to low-GWP refrigerants. At the end of 2020, the passage of the American Innovation in Manufacturing Act, or the AIM Act, gave the U.S. EPA the authority to phasedown HFC refrigerants in much the same manner it phased out Ozone Depleting Substances under the Montreal Protocol.

Looking ahead, indoor air quality will be a more important topic than ever, as well as sustainability and energy efficiency. We are also reaching key thresholds on regulatory issues such as the transition to low-GWP refrigerants. Smart building technology is expanding, and benefits to HVAC systems are becoming more evident. As the industry leans heavily toward digital transformations, integrating new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and computer modeling will be even more front-and-center.

JAX Refrigeration continues to operate in the right place at the right time, with the right TEAM to step up and deliver impressive results for our valued customers. This year continues to be great for JAX, and our Industry.
With locations in Jacksonville, Tampa, South Florida,
Dallas, and all over the Southeastern US, JAX Refrigeration
is here and ready to help!
Call us today for a quote: 904-249-1400
A very special Happy 31st Anniversary
to Dana Yoho!
This month marks 31 years of service for Dana Yoho. Dana joined RHVACS in 1990 by working in the field to learn the installation side of the business, and as necessary training to become Construction Manager. He was construction manager of RHVACS for 28 years and and moved into the position of General Manager in 2019.

When Dana is not working he enjoys relaxing with his wife and kids. Where ever he lays his hat is where he calls home. He enjoys travel and looks forward to visiting Snowmass, Co. His favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, he pulls for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and would love to drive a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. Though he got into the industry for family and loves what he does, he'd gladly change his career to a beer taster! If he could have a meal with anyone, he'd love to sit down with Rodney Dangerfield.

Thanks for your service and dedication, Dana!
Happy 10 Years to Joy Bardin,
VP of Administration!
Having worked with and for Mark for years before he started JAX, when I joined JAX I knew this would be an adventure! I have always believed in Mark’s vision and though I won’t say it has always been easy my 10 years have been rewarding in so many ways! Aside from being a part of the success of JAX, the relationships I have made along the way have enriched me as a person beyond my expectations.

Happy 10 year anniversary Joy!
Jonathan Hood promoted
to Regional Manager
Congratulations to our New Texas Regional Manager Jonathon Hood. Jonathon was our Florida lead technician for 3 plus years and also awarded the 2018 technician of the year award. JAX Mechanical Service believes in “Promote from Within” and we will continue to recognize professionalism and leadership qualities in all our team members. Congratulations Jonathon!
JAX Family Spotlight
Kenny “Slim” Bennett
Hire Date: 10/1/2019
When not hard at work for JAX Refrigeration, Kenny enjoys fishing and some good 'ole alone time. BUT, he always looks forward to returning to Miss Patty and Brix. Though home is where his heart is, he would like to visit Scotland or Ireland. His favorite car is a Buick Grand National, his favorite movie is Where the Red Fern Grows and he loves Thanksgiving the most out of all the holidays. By way of some dumb luck he ended up in the refrigeration industry but, ever the outdoorsman, if he could change his profession he would be a game warden. If he had the chance he'd dine with his grandmother. Thanks for sharing, Slim!
Welcome to the JAX Family!
Our JAX Mechanical Services Regional Manager, Chad Ungrodt and his wife Amanda, are happy to announce the arrival of their twins Dane 7lbs. 15oz. and Dawson 7lbs 9oz. Congratulations to the Ungrodt family!
Department Updates
Glycol Pump Skid Underfloor Warming
Glycol Pump Skid for Compressor Oil Cooling
As always JAX’s team approach has paid off. Understanding the clients needs, building a design to exceed expectations, and making it happen is what we do! The JAX design team and the fab shop have outdone themselves. The two pumps pictured above will be delivered to the construction site for a large meat processing facility in California. Once there, the Refrigeration Project group to take over and provide installation.

Give us a call for all of your refrigeration needs!
Reducing energy consumption starts with minimizing the load on the refrigeration system.
Every MEAS-JAX custom design has the built-in flexibility to match your system needs and lower your energy consumption.
MEAS-JAX has the capability to integrate both time-tested and cutting-edge technologies into pre-fab and custom designs, and uses Revit Design software to ensure synergy with outside contracting business partners
System design
  • Schematic documents – Conceptual
  • Design documents – 30% Design
  • Construction documents – fully signed and sealed designs
Technical solutions
  • System assessments
  • Piping code compliance
  • Peer reviews
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Natural and chemical Refrigerants
  • Low charge System Designs
  • Cascade systems (both compression and volatile brine)
  • Single-stage, Multi-stage and Economized Systems
  • Flow down Systems, utilizing electronic or mechanical floats
Package systems
  • Hydronic System Design, including process glycol

Process Safety Information
  • Mass and energy balance
  • Fit for Service assessments
  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Refrigeration inventory calculations
  • Engine room ventilation calculations
  • Safety relief header calculations
  • Mechanical integrity inspections
  • Standard operating procedures

  • Underfloor package systems
  • Packaged chiller systems
  • Packaged refrigeration systems
From custom design-builds to skilled maintenance, our departments work symbiotically to provide a seamless process throughout every project phase.
JAX Mechanical was awarded a project in Lanham, Maryland. JAX will work with the general contractor on the project will be starting in the near future. Pillpack PDC1 features 13 Roof top units, 2 Split Systems, and a variety of HVAC Equipment. Stay tuned for updates and pictures to follow!
Our JAX Mechanical
department lives and breathes our core values every day:
Safety • People-focused • Quality
JAX – Commercial and Industrial Plumbing Services
Plumbing - JAX Piping offering full Commercial / Industrial installation of interior Plumbing systems, sewers and drain systems, vents, water piping, fixtures, finishes and related equipment for Projects of any size. Our installation capabilities are performed by an experienced group of quality-focused Plumbing professionals.
JAX Piping is with you from the design phase through installation and subsequent maintenance, strictly adhering to industrial safety and building code standards on all plumbing Projects.

Specialized, Industrial Plumbing Services
General Plumbing
Process Piping
Compressed Air
Steam Systems
Stainless-Steel Piping
Carbon Steel Piping
Oil/Water Separation
Water Treatment
Natural Gas / Propane Installation, Certification and Repair
Medical Gas
Solar Heating Systems
Budget Generation
Constructability Review
Scheduling Analysis
Life Cycle Costs
Building Automation Modeling
"I'm honored to be a part of the JAXFamily, heading up the JAX Piping department. Please contact me today for any of your plumbing and piping needs. I look forward to working with you!"

John Cogburn
Director of JAX Piping
JAX Refrigeration, Inc.
Main: 904.249.1400
Mobile: 904.334.3853
Our JAX Mechanical Service Department fields the following
frequently asked questions on a daily basis:
How long should a cooling system last?
Life expectancy depends on the amount of cooling run time and how often the system receives preventative maintenance. In some parts of the country, the average residential cooling system’s run time is as much as 2,500 hours per year. Thus, after around 30,000 hours of cooling run time (12 years), your AC system will start to wear out, and you might consider replacement versus repair(s).
Proper (and consistent) preventative maintenance extends the life of an AC system.

Indoor air quality and system operation?
An out-of-warranty system that requires frequent repairs may be more than an expensive nuisance — it could also be unhealthy, even unsafe in some instances. Old dirty indoor coils, dirty burners, and cracked heat exchangers (if you have gas heat) will affect the quality of the air you breathe and will affect proper system operation.
If you think it may be time to replace your system, make an appointment for a system check-up before hot weather comes knocking. By evaluating the current condition of your equipment, we can help make your decision easy. Call JAX Mechanical @ 904-435-9010.

*** We are currently looking to hire rack technicians,
if you know of any in the Texas area please let us know***
JAX Mechanical Service would like to welcome aboard the following new clients:

  1. Golden Goose Shoes, (2) locations, Bal Harbour and Boca Raton Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  2. Bath Fitter, (3) locations Deerfield and West Palm Beach Florida and Arlington Texas for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.
  3. Tradesman International in Orlando Florida for quarterly preventive maintenance and re-active service.

JAXCool recently completed a complex project for a meat processing company in Texas. It consisted of installing insulated metal wall panels from the top of an existing IMP ceiling up to metal decking to close off the interstitial space above the ceiling so that the area could be conditioned to mitigate any moisture issues. It consisted of 350 lf of wall, but each panel had to be cut and trimmed around existing structure, conduits, fire sprinkler lines which is very intricate and tedious work. This project worked in conjunction with JAX Mechanical who furnished and installed the HVAC units for the newly created space.
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 work on a cancer treatment facility located in St. Augustine, FL. RHVACS started this project on 02/22/2021 and this facility should be turned over to the owner by the end of July 2021. 
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.
Work Anniversaries & Birthdays
Happy July
Work Anniversary!

31 Years!
Dana Yoho

17 Years
Tony Peyton

10 Years
Joy Bardin

5 Years
Jose Vargas

4 Years
Dale Sheese

2 Years
Alex Santos
Tiffany Simon

1 Year
Barry Brockway
Jim Bordeau
Nicholas Ray
Ralph Walker
Happy July Birthday!
Ramiro Ramirez 7/1
Courtney Machael 7/13
Doug Bolinger 7/14
Michael Mata 7/14
John Cogburn 7/20
Matthew Maynard 7/23
Joe Knecht 7/24
Jeff Harvison 7/25
Dennis Hudson 7/25
Ralph Walker 7/25
Miguel Mendoza Ruiz 7/26
Mike Sanders 7/30
Buford “David” Collins 7/31
Fun Facts About Independence Day
  1. The first July 4 celebration took place at the White House on 1801, hosted by Thomas Jefferson.
  2. Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1870. 
  3. The Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4, 1776. That’s actually the day it was formally adopted by the Continental Congress, but it wasn’t signed by most signatories until August. 
  4. American typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, “enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times,” according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
  5. As of 2016, July 4 was the number one holiday for beer sales in the U.S., according to the National Beer Wholesalers Association
  6. Every July 4, descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence tap the Liberty Bell 13 times in honor of the original 13 colonies.
  7. Small towns in the U.S. typically spend between $8,000 and $15,000 on their fireworks displays. 
  8. About 16,000 July 4 fireworks displays happen around the country each year, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association
  9. Starting in 1818, new stars and stripes were added to the American flag each July 4 to make the creation of new states. 
  10. The U.S. Flag Code offers guidelines for flying the flag on July 4, and every day. 
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!