Pictured is Thermo-Kool marketing agent, Mike Hensley with PMR, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee proudly standing next to the Thermo-Kool walk-in freezer which was recently installed at Central High School, Knoxville, Tennessee. Central High School is the alma mater of Hensley (1973 graduate), his grandfather (1923 graduate), his father (1950 graduate) and his son (2014 graduate).
The actual size 25’-0 ¼” x 15’-3 ¼” x 7’6” high walk-in freezer’s unique configuration consisted of an “L” shape design with a three-sided column cut out which were accomplished by utilizing Thermo-Kool’s high-density DURATHANE perimeter to manufacture in 1” panel increments so there is no wasted storage space and every panel locks-in-place with no cutting or pasting necessary during the installation. To ensure “hidden costs” were avoided during the installation the walk-in freezer was preassembled at the Thermo-Kool factory prior to shipment for a thorough quality control inspection. The exterior and interior finishes of the walk-in are Stucco Galvanized with a smooth aluminum floor. The walk-in consisted of a 34” x 76” door, pressure relief vent and fluorescent lights for additional illumination.
Central High School is part of the Knox County School District whose website notes the districts’ goal as Excellence for Every Child. The website also states, At the Knox County Schools, we strive to provide those educational experiences that develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes students will need to be successful members of both our local and the larger global communities. We recognize that the world is a changing and dynamic place, and our approach to providing education must constantly be reviewed and adapted to ensure we are providing our students the skills they will require to meet the challenges of tomorrow. (Source: www.knoxcountyschools.org).
Thermo-Kool Customer Account Representative, Bryan Blackledge, worked on the project with Christie Boles, National Accounts Manager; Dan Bettis, Project Manager and Heidi Keller, School Specialist with TriMark Strategic, Knoxville, Tennessee and Alice Stipe, Director of PMR, Inc.’s School Foodservice Division.