April 2019
Springing to success beyond 9 years
Welcome to our April “Cool Vibes” Newsletter. With spring in the air, we think it's a fitting time to remind everyone about the upcoming Springing the Blues Festival, take a look back at our successes here at JAX, and have a little fun with a coloring contest for the kids.
JAX Refrigeration has consistently received recognition for outstanding quality, growth, philanthropy and workplace environment. Since we are now well into our ninth year of operation here at JAX, we would like to highlight some of these accolades and express our deep appreciation for the amazing people within our organization without whom none of this would be possible. Click list below to enlarge.
Kick off spring with vida de louie
& JAX Refrigeration!
April 5-7, 2019

The newest tequila in town, Vida de Louie, has partnered with an iconic community event, Springing the Blues. Vida de Louie Springing the Blues Festival will be held at the Seawalk Pavilion on April 5-7 and is also sponsored by JAX Refrigeration.

“We are excited to partner with a major event like Springing the Blues as we launch Vida de Louie. Our brand is all about fun in the sun and this event captures the essence of that. We are proud to have our company based in Jacksonville Beach and partnerships in our backyard are important to JAX Refrigeration and Vida de Louie.”
-Mark Lowery - President
Welcome to the JAX Team!
We are pleased to announce that Ross Sinclair joined JAX Refrigeration on Monday, February 18 th as our new Senior Project Manager for our JAX Refrigeration Services Department. Ross brings over 30 years of experience in the Ammonia Refrigeration industry to JAX.
 
Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. Ross’s journey in the refrigeration industry began in Canada and has taken him to many international destinations. Mr. Sinclair’s passion for business growth, building successful teams and exceeding set goals are the reasons he is excited to join JAX Refrigeration.

“JAX’s true desire to exceed customer expectations,
while recognizing and valuing our fellow employees,
is a true success story of expansion and growth!”

Ross and his wife, Bethany, attend Southpoint Community Church in Jacksonville, and serve in the Jacksonville community. Participating in mission trips to various destinations around the world is one of their shared goals in life. Ross enjoys cycling, fitness, golf, languages and travel, as time permits.
We are pleased to announce that Michelle Smith joined JAX Refrigeration on Monday, March 18 th as a Project Coordinator for our JAX Mechanical Department. 

Michelle is thrilled to be part of the JAX team. She previously worked for Certified Control Systems as a Project Accountant, and has several years of experience in project/accounting roles. Michelle hopes to be a vital asset to the company and looks forward to working with everyone at JAX.
In her off time she enjoys the great outdoors, either hiking, biking, fishing or running. Most days you can find her on her boat or in her kayak!
We are pleased to announce that Robert Mills joined JAX Refrigeration on Monday, March 11 th as our new Safety Director. Robert comes to us from American Lighting and Signalization, Inc., where he has been working for the past 9 months as the Regional Safety Superintendent.
 
Robert has over 11 years of experience as a Safety Professional. He graduated from St. Johns River State College in 2007 with a degree in nursing, and is currently pursuing his degree in Occupational Health & Safety through Columbia Southern University. 
Robert has a beautiful 20-year-old daughter who is currently serving in the United States Army. With his passion, experience, and education he will be a valuable part of our team here at Jax Refrigeratio n.  
Fridgie Bunny Coloring Contest
Download and color the "Fridgie Bunny", and send your masterpiece to jbardin@jaxref.com for a chance to win your very own Fridgie plush! Bonus points for extra creativity. Hoppy Easter!

Announcements
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.
“You guys were slammed yesterday and nobody could come out, but they switched the schedule around to come out first thing this morning and we are back up and cooling! Thank you for your help! You guys are always so helpful and responsive. Have a great rest of your week.”
- Samantha Pernell, The Money Pages
Get to know the JAX Family!
Danny Washburn
Refrigeration Superintendent
Hire Date: 6/12/2012

Danny started off as a pipe welder which eventually led him to a career in refrigeration, a path he still enjoys. His favorite past time is going to the beach with his wife. Though he calls Lakeland, FL home, he hopes to someday visit Ireland. If he could have dinner with anyone, he’d choose his mother. A few other favorites? The Denver Broncos, New Year’s Day, the movie, Tombstone, and Lamborghinis!
Department Updates
Our refrigeration department has teamed up with MEAS for a major expansion project in Medley, Florida. One of the nation’s premier providers of temperature controlled warehousing and transportation services has contracted MEAS and JAX Refrigeration to design and complete the expansion of an existing cold storage facility. As usual, JAX has been progressing on schedule and is slated for finish in June of 2019.

Our refrigeration department is on the job, in Thomasville, Georgia, handling a major conversion and renovation project. One of the world’s largest multinational retail corporations has contracted JAX Refrigeration to design and complete the conversion of an existing cold storage facility into a meat processing facility. JAX is expecting another on-schedule completion in June of 2019.

In case you didn't know...
JAX Refrigeration also excels in projects relating to the pharmaceutical industry. One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies has chosen JAX to design and install a refrigeration and brine distribution facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This project will be completed in December of 2019.
Why JAX Mechanical?
Our JAX Mechanical team lives and breathes our core values every day:

Safety • People-focused * Quality

We are particularly proud of our team’s commitment to being people-focused. Today’s clients expect projects to be completed in record time, which requires the right team of contractors and the right relationships. JAX Mechanical exists to be your trusted partner and to handle your HVAC/mechanical needs with a dedicated focus on supporting you, the client. Do not hesitate, give JAX Mechanical a call today! We have trained experts ready to focus their efforts on creating solutions for your project needs.
Good things from Mr. Stephen Mercer... making good impressions for JAX in Texas:

Hi Terrance!
What a small world it is. I realize you and I haven’t worked together directly yet but I saw this morning that CLS has your team doing our icemaker PMs at Wells Fargo. Met one of your techs you moved here from Florida and wanted to tell you what a great job he was doing and how well he represents your company!
 
I do hope though that we can work directly on other services in the future too. Just wanted to say hello and give you this feedback!

Have a great day.
Diane Voirin
Operations & Maintenance Director, P3 Builds
MEAS has the capabilities to design the right system to meet your requirements and ensure project success. Not only does our team have extensive experience, it has a proven history of success. MEAS engineers can deliver quality systems using the following:
  • Natural refrigerants
  • Cascade systems, both compression and volatile brine
  • Single-stage, multi-stage and economized systems
  • Flow down systems using electronic or mechanical floats
  • Hygienic air and clean room design
  • Package or site-built machine rooms
JAX Cool is in the final stretch of their latest project in Texas. The Cool Crew will be completing work on a new production line renovation for a corn dog processing facility at the end of April, 2019. As usual, JAX Cool has been firing on all cylinders for this project.
Restaurant HVAC Specialty specializes primarily in restaurant engineering and construction, but we are by no means limited to such projects. Our experienced team has successfully completed a number of Mechanical A/C installation and engineering jobs for multiple retail buildings, banks and big box stores.

Check out the Chase Bank project we recently completed in North Miami Beach, FL.
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.
April 2019 - Upcoming Events
April 1
Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
First Coast Golf Event
April 5-7
vida de louie + JAX Refrigeration
29th Annual Springing the Blues Festival
April 13
Kyds & Jaffis
Annual Fashion Show
for Dreams Come True of Jacksonville
April 29
Dreams Come True (DCT) Golf Classic
May 5
Blessings in a Backpack Fancy Pants Party
May 14
Calais Campbell
Bowling Classic
May 18
Jax Speech & Hearing
Fin Fest
June 8
Dreams Come True (DCT)
Dream Day
Happy April
Work Anniversary!
Five Years
Chris Saltzmann

Three Years
Phil Baker
Shannon Vessel
James Gilbert
Anthony Colabella, Jr.

One Year
Alejandro Ortiz
Josse Miranda
Luis Melendez-Avalos
Stephen Mercer
Happy April Birthday!
Taylor O'Brien 4/2
Joshua Whitchurch 4/3
David Cason 4/5
Ed Trotzke 4/6
Saul Castillo 4/7
Robert Smith 4/7
David Barley, Sr. 4/9
David Quates 4/10
Julius Eggleton 4/11
Cole Washburn 4/11
Tony Norris 4/13
Randy Jukes 4/15
Jose Vargas 4/15
Andrew Bell 4/16
John Davis 4/16
Henry Medel 4/16
David Ortiz 4/19
Kenneth Marlo 4/20
Gerald Timm 4/20
Armando Reyes 4/21
Jason Summers 4/22
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!